Kelowna First Aid is the largest and most popular standard first aid training provider in the Kelowna area. Certification programs are offered at the cheapest rates without sacrifice high quality training. Different levels of training are available to trainees, as well as stand-alone CPR classes, private courses, and refresher classes. Trainees are assured of the best courses and workplace certificates that fits their needs. Enhance your resume, get workplace required certification and learn valuable life saving skills by enrolling in standard first aid training in Kelowna.
A complete list of offered classes can be found on the Kelowna First Aid website. Rates, schedules, an registration forms are found through the link as well.
Trainees are highly encouraged by the Kelowna First Aid staff to complete their enrolment via e-mail, telephone call, or walk-in during business hours at any of the training centers in Kelowna.
Available training courses
Standard First Aid
This course is a two day course that takes approximately 15 hours to complete. Participants can partner this training program with various level’s of CPR training. AED training is included. The cost of this course is 144.99
Emergency First Aid
This a popular one day course that takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Various CPR level’s can be partnered with the course. Course fee is 84.99
Childcare First Aid
This course is designed for childcare workers and takes 8 to 10 hours to complete. CPR level ‘B’ and AED training is included. Course fee is 89.99
Occupational First Aid
This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements and takes 8 hours to complete. This course costs 74.99
Trainees have the option of enroling in three cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) full course levels: “A”, “C”, and “HCP”. All levels include automated external defibrillation (AED) training which is a mandatory component as regulated by provincial requirements and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
Private Standard First Aid Courses
Big groups or companies are advised to enrol in separate private classes with a schedule at their discretion.
St Mark James training certificates are awarded to trainees who are able to complete and pass their enrolled course. The training certificate is valid for three years throughout Canada and will meet whatever requirement the trainee needs it for.
Expiring or near-expiry certificates can be renewed through refresher courses offered twice a week at Kelowna First Aid.
Facilities and instructors
All classes are overseen and taught by St Mark James certified instructors in high-end training facilities throughout Kelowna. The classrooms are spacious and well-maintained, equipped with the latest AED trainers and mannequins for first aid and CPR training.
The training centers are easily accessible by both public and private transportation, and are within walking distance to free parking and other amenities.
Did You Know?
CPR for infants
Infants are children younger than 12 months of age. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is different for infants compared with older children adults. A first aid trainee enrolled in a CPR C program will be taught how to perform CPR for pediatric victims.
- Place two fingers in the middle of the chest, just below the nipple line (line between the two nipples).
- Compress the chest by one-third of the depth of the torso, allowing full recoil of the chest before another compression.
- After thirty compressions, give two rescue breaths. Tilt the head back and open the mouth.
- Pinch the child’s nose and seal mouth tightly over the child’s.
- Give two breaths, watching for rise and fall of the chest.
- Repeat compression and ventilation at a rate of 30:2.