First Aid & CPR


Learn basic first aid skills today, and save a life tomorrow! Lifesaving Society First Aid and CPR training prepares both aquatic professionals and the general public with the skills and confidence for real emergencies. All courses include training and practice with Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

Our first aid programs are recognized by Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health. Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid certifications are valid for three years. Aquatic Emergency Care is valid for two years.

Emergency First Aid (Basic First Aid)

The 7.5 hour Emergency First Aid course is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, AED use, choking, respiratory and circulatory emergencies such as heart attack and stroke, bone & joint injuries, burns, medical/legal aspects and how to deal with external bleeding. CPR-C is included.

Standard First Aid (Intermediate First Aid)

The 14 hour Standard First Aid course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid. It includes all of the content for Emergency first Aid and the following: spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, poisonings, and medical emergencies. CPR-C is included. 

Aquatic Emergency Care (Intermediate First Aid)

This 18 hour course includes Standard First Aid plus an aquatic skills module. The aquatic skills include a shallow water rescue and aquatic spinal injury management. This course is ideal for lifeguards and other individuals who may need to apply first aid in an aquatic setting, such as front desk or maintenance workers in facilities with pools. CPR-C is included. 

CPR & AED Training

The Lifesaving Society offers all levels of CPR training, including CPR-A, CPR-C, and CPR for Health Care Providers (HCP). In every course, candidates learn about circulatory emergencies such as heart attacks and stroke. Hands-on practice ensures candidates leave feeling comfortable to perform CPR in case of an emergency.

Specialty First Aid Courses

The Lifesaving Society also offers Oxygen Administration training for first aid responders in workplaces that use supplemental oxygen as part of their emergency response.

First Aid Leadership

All candidates who successfully pass the Lifesaving, First Aid, and Swim for Life Instructor course can teach and evaluate Lifesaving Society first aid programs. National Lifeguard Instructors teach and evaluate Aquatic Emergency Care and Specialty Levels. If you’re interested in becoming a standalone First Aid Instructor, contact us!