Martine Lafontaine: First Aid Instructor for Red Cross
Meet Martine, one of our newest First Aid instructors. Martine worked as a ski patroller for four years and a lifeguard for one year in Whistler before moving to the Kootenays. She now works as a paramedic when not teaching for Selkirk college as a Red Cross First Aid instructor. A keen learner, Martine has taken on the task of becoming qualified to teach Occupational First Aid courses as well. Martine is most happy in the mountains, skiing, hiking or biking, or enjoying some fun adventures with her family. Martine believes everyone should learn First Aid, as you never know who you might be able to help, and you also hope someone might be able to help you if you need it!
Ana Beresford: First Aid Instructor for Red Cross
Ana is a psychological life coach and mental health educator living in Balfour BC with her partner and children. She believes that to achieve wellness we must address the psychological and physical health of the individual together. Her work is grounded in her philosophy that knowledge empowers us and when we are empowered, we grow. She has called the Kootenays home for 15 years and is a valued First Aid and Wellness instructor.
This manual is designed to accompany Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 2 training courses.
Visit WorkSafeBC to download the most current version of the Occupational First Aid Level 2 manual.
This manual is designed to accompany Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 3 training courses.
Visit WorkSafeBC to download the most current version of the Occupational First Aid Level 3 manual.
Important Notes for Students
- Students are advised to wear long pants, shoes and socks during all first aid courses.
- First Aid courses are physically demanding and require people to be in good physical condition.
- Sometimes industries change the level of first aid required so we advise you to consult with your employer, potential employer, organization, association or institution as to what level of first aid you are required to have. See a list of relevant industries for respective first aid courses (based on historical data). This list is meant to be a guideline only.