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A word about Fraud

It has come to our attention that persons unknown have emulated our website and/or email. These fraudsters are offering online "zoom" first aid courses at cut-rates. These programs are not taught by Responsive First Aid Training, or sanctioned by the Canadian Red Cross. If you fall prey to one of these organizations, it is unlikely that your 'certification' will be recognized by your employer, WorkSafeBC, or any other legitimate oversight provider.

Please be cautious that you are selecting a Canadian Red Cross Authorized First Aid Training Partner.

Disease Transmission and First Aid Training:

If you are ill, or have been exposed to a symptomatic person, contact your instructor.

Please do not attend the class if you are currently unwell.

Procedure masks are recommended, especially if you have been exposed to any flu-like illness in the past week. Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms.  

We are all trying our best to keep our participants and instructional staff healthy and safe. Please, be kind, and take care of each other.

Responsive Instructors can can help you learn basic life-saving skills, renew your first aid skills, or even advance your professional practice.  The course you need may depend upon your goals,  local legislation, your professional requirements, how much time you have to commit to your first-aid education can all factor into which course is right for you.  


At Responsive First Aid Training, we are able to meet the learning needs of a wide variety of participants.  We offer courses from a  4-hour CPR-A to the 40-hour Emergency Care (First Responder) program for firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) for ambulance staff. EMR is also recognized in BC as equivalent to OFA 3 for WorkSafeBC.  Our wilderness course offerings can change the game in the back-country and even at the cottage. We offer a 20-hour remote first aid, a 40-hour Wilderness First Aid, and an 80-hour WIlderness First Responder for professional (or aspiring) guides, ski patrollers and SAR team leaders.

"Thank you for putting on the Red Cross course this past weekend.   It was really great. 

We had a great group, and Abel was a great instructor.  He really knows his stuff!"

Responsive First Aid is also a Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development Centre (IDC).  If you are a qualified and experienced first aid attendant and would like to continue to up your game, teaching may just be the hone that gives you the edge you desire.

Let us help you achieve your goals.


Certified Red Cross Training & Instructor



Save a life!

"Surviving Cardiac Arrest is about bystanders knowing what to do and starting compressions!"  

          Push Hard, Push Fast!  

New CPR is simple and effective.  It is the only chance to save a person in cardiac arrest.  Ambulance Paramedics cannot be everywhere, so they need you to give them a chance, buying your patient time, until more advanced life support can arrive. 

Learn how to stave off death, and give paramedics a fighting chance.  

Learn CPR. 


Be Ready to Respond!

Our goal is to teach you the life saving skills to respond to emergencies, at home, on the job, and in the community.  You will learn to recognize an emergency, when to call emergency services, and how to help the ill and injured.  Follow this link to find the course that best addresses your learning needs or required qualifications.

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Teaching & Train First Responders

Your community needs more trained First Responders to handle the load, or perhaps you want to up your game and be a better First Responder yourself. Teaching is a good way to master a skill, and help lead your department to excellence. Is it time to share your experience with others and better serve your neighbours?


Responsive First Aid Training is based out of Nelson, BC.  Training is delivered to clients in Nelson and in communities throughout the East and West Kootenay.
Please be clear about the site of your class session as these vary from week to week, depending on site availability.

1977 Loff Rd, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M9

(250) 354 7241

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