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Surrey Firefighters' CPR & First Aid Program

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency method of maintaining breathing and circulation when a patient’s heart has stopped. It involves pressing on a patient’s chest to circulate blood; and forcing air into the lungs to provide the body with oxygen.

Who provides the training?

All courses are taught by members of the Surrey Fire Service, who are Red Cross Certified CPR & First Aid Instructors.

Courses offered by the Surrey Fire Service CPR Program are held at the Cloverdale Recreation Center or selected fire halls unless private lessons are arranged for groups of 8 or more.

What will I learn?

  • How to recognize a choking person and what you can do to help.
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • How to tell when the heart and breathing have stopped.
  • How to call for help.
  • How to maintain a patient's breathing and pulse until trained help arrives.

We teach CPR & First Aid in easy-to-follow steps, empowering students to act on, prevent, and manage life’s emergencies. If you have never been trained in CPR & First Aid, now is the time to learn how to save a life. If you have received CPR training, take a refresher course and learn how recent research has made it even easier to learn, retain, and perform CPR.

CPR and First Aid - Course Descriptions

CPR A (Adult CPR) – 4 hours

This course is designed for anyone with no previous CPR training. Learn the "signals" of a heart attack and "actions" you should take.

Skills taught and practiced include one-rescuer cardiovascular and choking emergencies for people aged 8 and over, personal scene safety and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross certificate issued (3 year expiry).

CPR C (Adult, Child and Infant CPR) – 6 hours

This course is designed for first responders, workplace teams and lifeguards. Learn one and two-person CPR and choking skills for adults, children and infants including personal scene safety and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross Certificate issued (3 year expiry).

CPR C Re-certification – 4 hours

Recertify your CPR C level certificate in this skills/testing oriented course. Your most recent CPR C level certification must be within the last 3 years. Skills taught and practiced include CPR and choking for all ages, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross certificate issued (3 year expiry).

HCP - Health Care Provider – 6 hours

This course is designed for health care professionals. Learn one and two-person CPR and choking skills for adults, children and babies including personal scene safety, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) and BVM (Bag-Valve Masks).

Red Cross Certificate Issued (3 year expiry).

Emergency First Aid & CPR A – 6 hours

Learn basic first aid techniques and the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular and choking emergencies for people aged 8 and over (CPR A). Training includes injury management, personal scene safety and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross Certificate Issued (3 year expiry).

Emergency First Aid & CPR C – 8 hours

Learn basic first aid techniques and the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular and choking emergencies for adults, children and infants (CPR C). Training includes injury management, personal scene safety, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross certificate issued (3 year expiry).

Did you know that...

Most deaths from cardiac arrest occur outside of the hospital within 2 hours after the onset of symptoms.
6 of the heart attack risk factors can be controlled or eliminated.

If a bystander at the scene of a cardiac arrest starts CPR, the chances of a successful recovery are more than doubled.

YOU can be that person on the scene who helps SAVE A LIFE.

Register for CPR and First Aid Training

Register by contacting the Cloverdale Recreation Centre at 604-598-7960.

Get information on the courses or to schedule private classes of 8 or more people by contacting the Program Coordinator by e-mail or telephone at 604-543-6700.

For all First Aid classes either in Cloverdale or at other locations (some classes not provided by Fire Service members) call 604-501-5100 or register online.