First Response was founded in 1995 initially as a First Aid & CPR training facility. Kandi Wood, founder and Director of Training, quickly realized that there existed a need for a multi-faceted health and safety training provider, to service the ever-growing demand for health and safety related training in the industrial and commercial sector.
Since its inception, First Response has expanded its services and has developed into a unique, multi-faceted health and safety training provider, in the Southern Ontario region. In effect, First Response offers one-stop-shopping for a large portion of the most common health and safety training needs required by most businesses.
Who is EMP (Emergency Medical Planning)?
Based in Sidney, British Columbia, EMP Canada is a member of the HSI family of brands and has been a licensee and distributor of MEDIC First Aid training materials since the early 1990’s. With a comprehensive line of health and safety programs conforming to Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial occupational regulations, EMP Canada has attained accreditations from government agencies, trade associations, and community colleges across Canada.
Why should you use the EMP training programs?
The medically based training and standards conform to meet provincial and federal government regulations for health care in business and industrial settings throughout Canada. Our programs are used to meet requirements for first aid training in the workplace and are recognized among the finest first aid & cardiopulmonary resuscitation training programs in the world today.
Our courses are taught in a positive, relaxed atmosphere where students learn without being intimidated and are given positive reinforcement and encouragement throughout each phase of the program. This method of instruction is utilized along with teaching the essential skills of patient care in the order in which they will be used in a real situation. Studies have consistently shown that our graduates are generally not stopped from rendering aid to a patient, owing to their fear of doing the wrong thing.
Our Instructors can train you and your employees, family and friends to the latest and the same medical standards that physicians, paramedics and nurses use in real life emergencies. We will teach you to respond to any emergency, from the minor to the most serious, including heart attack and cardiac arrest. We also offer all the Heart & Stroke Foundation CPR & AED Courses.
At First Response, our mission is to:
Provide employers and employees with the highest quality, state of the art educational services in the industry today;
Create a heightened awareness and respect for workplace safety;
Reduce the human and financial cost of workplace injuries in Ontario;
Create a positive, relaxed learning atmosphere, without intimidation or undue stress;
Ensure students achieve a high level of skills confidence.
About Our Training Style
The EMP Medic First Aid family of program’s use seeing, hearing and doing as the learning model. Student’s learn sequence, priority and framework as a normal part of the practices.
Most first aid courses take many hours to complete. In many cases this is due to excessive lecture time or tedious workbook time.
“Seeing, hearing and doing” is the hallmark to the EMP easy learning program for adults. The educational model allows most people to learn from this program whether they read well or not. This program also considers those for whom English is a second language.