Fort McMurray First Aid is a top tier St Mark James training affiliate that offers quality training from certified trainers. Classes are held in high end training facilities throughout the city, easily accessible by public and private transportation. Prospective trainees can visit the website for more details by clicking here.
Visit the Fort McMurray First Aid website for a complete list of available classes, rates, and schedules. The registration form on the website can also be used to sign up for a class. Other ways to enrol are e-mails, telephone calls, and walk-ins during business hours in any of the facilities.
Fees are inclusive of taxes, certification fees, and training manuals. These are paid in full during enrolment and are the cheapest in Alberta. Students can receive full refunds if they don’t finish the program, as long as a 72-hour notice is done before dropping out.
First aid training
First aid training programs teach students how to perform different first aid skills such as wound care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED). AEDs are machines that are attached to the chest and supply the heart with needed electrical shock. Stand-alone or CPR/AED only classes are also available in three levels to choose from, each last 4, 5, and 6 hours long.
Students can book private classes for special training at home, workshops, or conferences. All instructors are certified by St Mark James so students don’t have to worry about the quality of the training they will receive. Just send an e-mail or give a call to inquire about booking private instructors and training.
Certificates and renewal
Certificate cards are awarded to all students who are able to pass a program. At least 75 percent on the written exam, good demonstration of skills, and complete attendance are need to pass a program. Wall-mount certificates are available upon request.
Certificates are only valid for three years and can be renewed through recertification programs. First aid recertification includes CPR level C recertification, is 6-8 hours long, and held twice a week.
Did You Know?
Spider bites are rarely lethal enough, with spiders in North America usually being harmless. However, there are two spiders that warrant attention: the black widow and brown recluse. They prefer dry, dark environment, living in woodsheds and similar storage areas.
Brown recluse spider
The brown recluse spider has a violin-shaped marking on its back. The bite stings mildly, immediately followed by redness around the affected area and intense pain. A blister forms on the site, sloughing off to reveal a deep ulcer. Victims may experience mild fever, rashes, nausea, and restlessness. Death occurs rarely, more often in children.