First Responder Training
About the course
Emergency First Responder (EFR)
Industrial First Responder
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
The ARC Advantage
These courses start where Standard First Aid
and AED Provider courses leave off. They are open to anyone with
a current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.
Our First Responder courses, recognized across North America, have
two target audiences. The first is the lay rescuer who would like
to know more than they earned in a Standard First Aid course. Teachers,
outdoor education instructors, ECE workers, ski patrollers and lifeguards
are only some of the professionals who benefit from these courses.
Businesses setting up Workplace Emergency Response Teams (WERTs)
are another ideal candidate for this training.
The second group who would benefit from First Responder training
are those considering a career in professional rescue or EMS. First
responder courses prepare the candidate for a career in medical
response, whether in police, fire, EMS or ranger services.
Many services, such as Toronto Fire or Police Services, are extremely
competitive when they hire new officers. Most of the time, solid
marks are not enough; the prospective applicant needs skills - and
has to build a resume -- in order to stand out from the crowd of
applicants. At least 50% of urban fire service responses are to
medical calls, and police deal with many medical emergencies as
well. Some police services have placed AEDs in the trunks of their
Having professional rescue training will help the prospective candidate
to shine. Taught by paramedics and adult education experts, these
courses are perfectly suited to the real world of EMS and rescue.
For those interested in a career as an Ontario Paramedic, they will
need to spend two years in a recognized Paramedic program such as
Centennial or Humber College. These competitive programs often take
only 1 out of 15 qualified applicants or fewer! Becoming a trained
first responder is a great way to show your prospective college
commitment and understanding of your prospective field.
While many Canadian training agencies train first responders in
24-40 hours, ARC knows that professional rescue skills take time
to build. To facilitate this, we offer longer and more in-depth
courses than our competitors. ARC First Responder courses run 40
to 240 hours in length. All First Responder courses come with a
full colour textbook and workbooks and 4 CDs filled with valuable
EMS information. The latest DVDs and audiovisual presentations will
help the learner maximize their experience.
All first responder courses include units covering:
- Ontario government and US DOT approved assessment protocols
- AED, CPR, BVM, and oral airways
- Oxygen delivery and complications
- Hand-powered suction
- Use of cervical collars and spinal boards
- Introduction to special populations such as pediatric, geriatric
- Practical scenarios and basic casualty simulation
Texts include one of the following:
|Pediatric Education for the
||Emergency Care and Transportation
of the Sick and Injured
We offer 4 First Responder courses:
Designed for Workplace Emergency Response Teams or lay rescuers.
The most basic first responder course.
Length: 40 Hours Cost:
|Included materials/ Equipment
- First Responder Bag
- CPR Mask
- Shears, penlight, blankets
Industrial First Responder
Designed for industrial workers and those with less time and equipment, the IFR course introduces professional assessment and management of critical emergencies, where time is of the essence and help and/or equipment is scarce.
Length: 24 hours Cost:
|Included Materials/ Equipment
- 500 Pages IFR Text
- IFR patch
EMR is the first level of medic set out by the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) and meeting all its standards and guidelines. Our course is 4 weeks long, including EFR, as compared to 80 hours of our competitors. Videos, discussions, skills and scenarios daily. EFR is a prerequisite, but can be taken consecutively. Add $300 for EFR, if taken as part of EMR. Industrial versions available to corporations. For those preparing for a career in fire or police services. Covers
emergencies and assessments in more depth. More time spent in rescues.
Equipment such as KEDs, Sager traction splints and other specialized
Length: 160 Hours Cost:
|Included Materials/ Equipment
- Text book, workbook
- Breath sounds CD-ROM
- BLS Patient Care Standards for Ontario
- Student pack, including ambulance act, radio manual, etc.
This 40 hour course helps the EMR who wants to work in the US to pass their National Registry for EMT-B’s in the state of Your choice. EMR is mandatory first.
Length: 40 Hours Cost: $300
Prerequisite: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) $1400
What Set's ARC's
First Responder and Emergency Care courses apart from the rest?
- Emphasis on assessments:
We perform assessment drills in each day of the course. By the
end of our programs, candidates have an unmatched degree of comfort
with full assessments.
We don't try to cover everything. What we cover, we cover thoroughly
- What's the Rush?
We offer longer course lengths to make sure you are comfortable
with the course material, rather than rushing you through the
course and out the door.
We spend 20% of class time on assessments, and 50% of our time
on practical exercises. We spend time each day on assessment and
rescue drills. Low student to teacher ratios help you to get direct
You will not be bored! Our first responder courses are open to
anyone with First Aid and CPR, but our experienced and relaxed
instructors will make ensure you are challenged, no matter what
your level of experience.
We are the first company in Ontario to offer Pediatric First Responder
courses. We offer the latest training aids. And we will customize
our program to meet the needs of specialized clients.
- Up to Date:
Our staff is constantly participating in Continuing Medical Education
and continuing education as educators. The information we learn
is worked into our courses so that you benefit quickly from the
latest first aid, first response and EMS information!