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Professional CPR and First Aid training and certification

When a person suffers a heart attack, the person's chance of recovery improves dramatically if a bystander applies CPR until the emergency response team arrives.

Learn practical first aid and CPR from professional firefighters, and build your confidence to help someone out in the event of an emergency.

Earn recreational, occupational and workplace First Aid certifications to expand your employment opportunities.

Visit the Vancouver Firefighters CPR+First Aid website for upcoming training schedules, and to sign up for courses.

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About the program

The Vancouver Firefighters CPR + First Aid program is a non-profit society as a joint project between Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the International Association of Firefighters Union Local 18.

It was established in 1997 to provide life-saving CPR training to the public, and is managed and run entirely by professional firefighters during their off-duty hours.