Remote First Aid
Learn skills and strategies for providing patient care in a remote setting for up to 24 hours through learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments. Find out more here.
Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is about taking care of yourself - your thoughts, feelings, and emotions when you have experienced stress, crisis or trauma - and then being there for family, friends, and community when they are having difficulty coping. In this 12-hour class, you'll learn how to anticipate stress and crisis and equip yourself with the skill set to practice self-care and provide care for others during particularly challenging times. Find out more here.
Occupational First Aid (OFA): Level 1 Instructor Training
Get certified to teach WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1! Find out more here.
Martine Lafontaine: First Aid Instructor for WorksafeBC and Red Cross
Martine worked as a ski patroller for 4 years and a lifeguard for 1 year in Whistler before moving to the Kootenays. She now works as a paramedic when not working at Selkirk College. 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 Occupational First Aid Level 2 manual version.
This manual is designed to accompany Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 3 training courses.
Visit WorkSafeBC to download the most current Occupational First Aid Level 3 manual version.
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.