September is National Preparedness Month! This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
As you prepare for emergencies, think about fall weather threats. The National Weather Service’s fall safety presentation offers tips on staying safe from all kinds of hazards.
Here’s a week-by-week plan to help you prepare for any emergency this month and all year long:
September 1-4: Make A Plan: Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Update your plan based on COVID-19 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
September 5-11: Build A Kit: Gather enough supplies to last for several days after a disaster for everyone in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.
September 12-18: Prepare for Disasters: Limit the impacts disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards; act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.
September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness: Talk to your kids about how to prepare for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
To learn more about National Preparedness Month and the steps you can take to prepare all year long, visit https://www.ready.gov/september.
Heart Attacks can happen ANYWHERE-ANYTIME to ANYONE.
BLS Level C-CPR Blended Online Learning and Classroom Component Options
Register for one of BLS Blended 120, 90, or 60. Mike will provide you with a redemption key to unlock the online component and will verify the location, date, time of the in-classroom component. After successfully completing the BLS Blended – Online Component, you will automatically receive a receipt called the ‘BLS Blended Class Pass’. The Class Pass allows entry to the BLS Blended Online – In-classroom Component when presented to the course instructor. The online part 1 must be completed first then the required part 2 hands-on part must be completed within 90 days to get your certification:
Cost is still $95.00 per person, regular cost is $110.00 per person. Set up a group of 6 or more and yours will be FREE.
How to stay safe in the winter time
3-year certification includes CPR Level A, C or BLS, and AED
Re-certification: 4–6 hrs
Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Course
A hands-on, interactive course teaching Simple First Aid & CPR techniques for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR for the workplace or home. Learn how to recognize, prevent, and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, choking airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission. Participants will also learn how (and be certified) to use an AED Automated External Defibrillator.
This course includes First Aid & CPR following the Heart & Stroke Guidelines 2015, is recognized by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), and meets Ontario Health & Safety (OHS) regulations for Basic First Aid.
Book a course for 6 or more and yours is FREE..
No previous training is necessary
Workplace Accident Prevention.
Get First Aid/CPR Training before you need it.
The course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines from the Canadian Heart & Stroke and meets federal and a variety of provincial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. EPF instructors are Firefighters, Paramedics, or Combat Medics, Lifeguards, Professional teachers.
We have over 150 combined years of teaching First Aid.
This course includes Heart & Stroke 2015 CPR Guidelines, is recognized by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) and meets Ontario Health & Safety (OHS) regulations for Basic First Aid.
Book a course for 6 or more and your course is FREE.
We are offering a COVID -19 Special at $95 per person
There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular
ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can
burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries.
Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.
Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area. Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
Never leave your grill unattended.
Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using a newspaper as a fuel. If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off both the gas tank and the grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill. If the flame goes out, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least 5 minutes before re-lighting it.
Safety, Safety, Safety
Our experienced instructors are committed to teaching CPR and First Aid training. We understand the demands of everyday life and strive to make our classes convenient and easy to learn. We offer classes at our comfortable, convenient location in Peterborough, Ontario, or we will come to your place. Which ever works for you.
Our instructors have years of real-life experience performing CPR and first aid. That's why we are able to offer better quality educational training. We are Heart&Stroke and Red Cross Training Partners.
As Training Partners our courses are WSIB APPROVED training.
Instructor-led Only Courses:
Blended Learning Course (must take both components):
Instructor-led Only Courses:
Blended Learning Course (must take both components):
This course is geared to anyone leading groups into the wilderness or people working in the wilderness and those who go out and enjoy being in the wilderness.
Wilderness First Responder Winter of 2022
The Wilderness First Responder course is designed to meet the needs of people that need to know and are interested in learning about wilderness emergencies and how to treat them properly.
After taking this course you will be familiar with some of the most common backcountry problems. You'll have hands-on practice in evaluating, treating, and evacuating injured persons in wilderness settings. You'll get a feel for what situations require medical assistance and those which do not.
Dress for success NO SUITS OR TIES ALLOWED.
Course Dates: WINTER of 2022
The next course will be held at Larryland outside of Keene, Ontario.
You will be expected to camp out at our site (FREE) as we will be running simulations, day and night. You should bring a pair of pants and a shirt you do not mind cutting up for practice. Treat this as a real 5-day camping trip and bring all your camping gear.
The length of instruction is approximately 50+ hours.
The cost is $675.00 per person. Includes; 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, Plus snacks, Wilderness First Responder manual, CAT, and all the first aid supplies needed during the training. E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any food allergies let us know when you sign up.
NOTE: Course offering depends on a minimal number of participants (6 - 12 max) or it will be postponed until a later date.
The registration deadline is February 2022.
Presented by Emergency Preparedness “FIRST” & Larry land Adventures
Mike@epf1st.org office 705-652-0785, cell 704-991-0785
This is our Barefoot Doctor course.
Review of Initial Assessments
BLS AED/O2 administration
Focused History & Patient Exam “SOAP NOTES”
Head Trauma (TBI)
Spinal Injuries / Clearing
The Unconscious Patient
Types of Wounds, Care/cleaning
Unstable Injuries (OPEN & CLOSED Fractures)
Dislocations, Sprains, Strains
Improvised Traction Splinting
Hot & Cold Injuries
Frostbite-Hypothermia, Heat Exhaustion-Heat Stroke
Basic Compass / Map and GPS use
Clean up, Feedback, Go Home
At some point, you will be sent out on a scenario, and you will have to assess and deal with whatever you find. These scenarios may be videotaped for review. We will spend some of the time outdoors snow, rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. What you will need to bring is anything you would take on a trip into the wilderness for 5 or more days. We will be following the Wilderness Medical Society guidelines. There will be a written test of 80% or more to pass. Certification is for 3 years.
Cost $675.00 per person – includes camping facility, meals, and all First Aid Supplies needed for course.
After taking this course you will be familiar with some of the most common backcountry problems. You'll have hands-on practice in evaluating, treating, and evacuating injured persons in wilderness settings. You'll get a feel for what situations require medical assistance and those which do not...
Do we offer equipment rentals?
YES, we have lots of camping gear we can rent if you do not have your own equipment. You need to be 16 or older to take this course.
Is it out doors?
YES 1/2 or more will be in a wilderness setting.
Is there camping?
YES there is FREE Camping which is a required part of the course, so come prepared as if you were going on a 5 day camping trip.
Are meals included?
YES there will be meals included. If you have any special food requirements please let us know when you sign up.
How long is the course?
40 + hours
How much does it cost?
$475.00 per person
Food Allergy Awareness is meant to educate the public about life-threatening food allergies. 32 million North Americans have potentially life-threatening food allergies. Additionally, one in every 13 children lives with a food allergy, which breaks down to about 2-3 children in every classroom.
Food allergies reactions can vary - unpredictably - from mild to severe. Meaning just because you or a loved one experienced a mild reaction in the past, doesn’t mean the next time won’t be severe. And vice versa.
Nearly any food can trigger an allergic action. But there are nine types of food that cause the majority of allergic reactions.
While these allergens account for about 90% of all reactions, there are many other less common food allergies. Food allergies can develop at any age, including well into adulthood. And even if you’ve safely eaten that food before.
Fortunately, children may outgrow certain food allergies (e.g. milk, egg, soy, and wheat). But that isn’t always the case. So, the whole family should adapt and take steps to stay safe.
Responding to an allergic reaction:
An allergic reaction can quickly cause swelling of the airway and a sudden drop in blood pressure, which may be life-threatening.
If you recognize signs of an allergic reaction (e.g. hives or rash, difficulty breathing, swelling in the face, throat, or tongue, etc.), you should immediately: Call 911 and keep the person calm. Help the person use their epinephrine auto-injector.
Monitor the person’s response and breathing.
Consider giving a second dose if signs persist and EMS will not arrive for 5+ minutes.
This EMR course meets the 2015 CPR and ECC Guidelines! Based on the new National EMS Education Standards and endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, our Emergency First Responder textbook offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. The experienced author team and the AAOS medical editors have transformed the Education Standards into a training program that reflects best practices in prehospital medicine. Current, state of the art medical content has been incorporated along with new cognitive and didactic material, and skills and features, to create a robust and innovative training solution for your course that will engage your mind. Interactive resources, including online testing and assessment materials, learning management systems, and e-Learning resources. This course is the best way to prepare for EMS, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Rescue Squad personnel, athletic trainers, college students, and laypersons for the challenges they will face in the world today.
This course is far better than your Standard First Aid. It is the level many Fire departments require and is recognized by the Ontario Paramedic Association.
The course takes approximately 80+ hours to complete.
We require 6 to 15 people to run this level course.
The course cost $950.00 per person.
The course covers;
Module 1 – Preparatory
1 — Introduction to the EMS System
2 — Well-Being of the First Responder
3 — Legal and Ethical Issues
4 — The Human Body
5 — Lifting and Moving Patients
Module 2 - Airway
6 — Airway A
7 — Airway B
Module 3 - Circulation
8 — Circulation
9 — Automated External Defibrillation
Module 4 – Patient Assessment
10 —Scene Size-Up
11 — Introduction to Patient Assessment and Vital Signs
12 — Patient Assessment
13 — Communication and Documentation
Module 5 – Illness and Injury
14 — Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies
15 — Medical Emergencies
16 — Environmental Emergencies
17 — Psychological Emergencies and Crisis Intervention
Bleeding and Soft-Tissue Injuries
18 — Bleeding and Shock
19 — Soft-Tissue Injuries
20 — Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia
21 — Burn Emergencies
22 — Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies
Injuries to Muscles and Bones
23 — Injuries to the Head, Face, and Neck
24 — Injuries to the Spine
25 — Musculoskeletal Injuries
Module 6 – Childbirth and Children
26 — Childbirth
27 — Infants and Children
Module 7 – Geriatric Considerations
28 — Geriatric Patients
Module 8 – EMS Operations
29 — EMS Operations
30 — Hazardous Materials Incidents and Emergencies
31 — Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Command
32 — Water Emergencies
33 — Vehicle Stabilization and Patient Extrication
34 — Special Rescue Situations
Cancelled until further notice
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Level C_CPR (BLS) CPR/AED course.
This has replaced the Healthcare Provider course
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New 2 DAY WSIB APPROVED training for Childcare centers.
Wilderness courses are from one day to 5 days long.
Depending on your needs.
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