First Aid & CPR Training

Mastery of CPR Training, First Aid Training or First Responder is available in on-site and open course opportunities.  Highly qualified instructors are the key to learning and applying these lifesaving skills.  Each of our instructors in addition to skills and experience gained through professional activities (such as professional firefighters, paramedics) each instructor participates in quality assurance and compliance to maintain instructor status in accordance with Ontario Regulation 1101.  We facilitate a superior presentation to St. John's ambulance; why? Try us and you will know!

Standard First Aid & CPR Training 


Hespro has an Instructor Trainer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Who Should Attend
Employees who are to be First Aid trained and provide first aid at there workplace. This workshop may also be of benefit to employees who work in small groups or high risk areas, or are in remote locations far from immediate medical aid (e.g., field staff).


Upon successful completion of this two-day workshop, employees will receive a Standard First Aid/Heart Saver CPR Certificate, which is valid for 3 years. Employees may renew this certificate once by attending a one-day Standard First Aid Re-certification course. The workshops consist of a minimum of 13 hours of instruction time for up to 25 participants, including testing (written and practical test).

First Aid Training Program design

This first aid training course is flexible and versatile in adapting to the needs of participants.  Scenarios are utilized to be consistent with the work environments of participants (ie. office workers inner city vs field workers in Algonquin Park).  The delivery is lively and fun, in a non-threatening environment and participants are evaluated and assisted throughout to minimize the anxiety associated with practical examination.  Humour is used generously to maintain a relaxed atmosphere, and participants are encouraged to share their experiences.  Each segment is delivered in a step-by-step logical fashion; theory, demonstration, and practice.  The application of adult learning principles results in a highly interactive atmosphere.  All of the essentials are covered from recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards to the application of life saving techniques.

The focus on learning is to consolidate a group of skills that can be applied in any emergency situation.  This consolidation allows participants to be confident in the application of their skills and remain calm in highly charged situations; in the office, in the field, or in a restaurant with their families.  Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and the group is briefed on the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

Workshop Format

1.On-site education
2.Small and large group discussions
3.Case studies
4.Practical application of skills by working in pairs and with manikins
5.Stress free testing format in a relaxed atmosphere - written and practical

Duration: 2 days

Course objectives

Recognizing a medical emergency
Making the decision to help
Identifying hazards and ensuring personal safety
Activating the emergency medical service (EMS) system
Providing supportive basic first aid care

What You Will Learn

The workshop includes compulsory modules, which cover the following topics:

Emergency Scene Management
Artificial Respiration
Adult Choking
Severe Bleeding, and
One Rescuer CPR
Safety & Accident Prevention
Wounds & Bleeding
Heart Attack & Stroke
Head & Spinal Injuries
Heat & Cold Injuries
Fracture Management
Abdominal Injuries
Diabetic Emergencies
Communicable Diseases
Allergic Reactions
First Aid Kits

The Instructor will also cover learning objectives identified by the participants from a list of elective modules. Suggested topics included: Fractures, Multiple Injuries (e.g., chest, hand, head and spinal, joint, eye, abdominal, crush, etc.,) Burns, Poisoning, Heart Attack and Stroke, Medical Conditions (e.g., Diabetes, Epilepsy, Convulsions and Allergies), Environmental Illnesses and Injuries.
The selection of Elective Modules for dedicated training (e.g., specific to the individual ministry needs) will be determined in advance of the course delivery.


Participants will be able to:
Recognize safety requirements at the scene;
Describe the responsibilities of the first aider;
Understand and assess any hazards at the scene, and the needs of the victim;
Describe causes of choking;
Demonstrate skills of basic life support (abdominal thrust, A/R, CPR)
Recognize shock;
Understand wounds and bleeding;
Demonstrate bandaging and dressing skills.

In addition to the core learning, participants will identify the additional topics they would like to study and be able to:
Deal with burns;
Recognize spinal injuries;
Recognize different types of fractures/sprains/dislocations;
Demonstrate splinting;
Identify priorities with multiple injuries;
Recognize symptoms of serious illnesses;
Identify poisoning;
Deal with heat and cold related emergencies.