First Aid

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Please note: All programs listed are scheduled between January to June 2021 but are subject to change and/or cancellation with changing Public Health Orders. Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture are working closely with Island Health to ensure programs and services meet the requirements of the Public Health Orders. Please call Reception at 250-595-7946.

First Aid Courses

Get certified for work, learn the prerequisite first aid for lifeguarding, or be ready to help your family and friends with a Canadian Red Cross first aid course. Choose from CPR C and AED, Occupational First Aid 1 equivalent Emergency First Aid, or the two-day Standard First Aid. All certifications are valid for three years. Must bring a current certification to recertification courses.


This course teaches the current CPR C, AED, and choking procedures for adults, children, and infants. CPR C is required for lifeguards, medical personnel and paramedics, but is ideal for anyone to have.

Emergency First Aid with CPR C & AED (OFA1 equivalent)

This one-day Occupational First Aid (OFA 1) equivalent course teaches basic first aid and lifesaving practices. You will learn the current CPR C, AED, and choking practices for adults, children and infants as well as how to deal with basic traumas and first aid situations.

Standard First Aid with CPR C & AED (OFA1 equivalent)

This course offers a broad foundation of basic first aid training including: CPR C, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training, choking procedures, bleeding, shock, broken bones, medical emergencies, and more.