first aid traning We believe in making our first-aid courses as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

We know that if you enjoy your training, you’ll remember your skills and be more confident when using them in an emergency situation. Red Cross statistics show that if you have first aid training, your chance of personal injury is reduced by up to 45%!


We run public classes at our Coquitlam venue (near Coquitlam Centre Mall) and also in North Vancouver (at Capilano Mall)  through North Shore Community Resources Society. Both locations are easy to reach by public transport.

We also do onsite training. You can arrange for us to come and teach a course at your venue in the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford or Richmond. Please contact us for information about onsite training.
Teaching techniques

We cater for all learning styles by using a combination of teaching techniques that include:

  • DVD support (video footage)
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Instructional Posters
  • Skills demonstration and practice
  • Scenarios using props
  • Moulage (fake injuries)

Class discussions and Q&A

We have found that students learn more easily and have greater success when they are get hands-on experience using realistic props. Practical hands-on components are supported by a variety of training materials, based on course requirements, such as mannequins for CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) trainers, bandages, splinting materials, barrier devices, first aid kits, auto-injector trainers and inhalers.

I have just taken a Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR class with Safe + Sound and it was the best first aid course I have taken to date! The instructor was very passionate about teaching first aid – the passionate ones make the best teachers.

Sarah Chettle April 2014

Our Instructors

Our courses are taught by certified Red Cross First Aid Instructors who can tailor the course based on class composition. Our instructors bring a wealth of personal experience to their courses and their use of real life examples will make your first aid class entertaining and memorable.

Benefits of Red Cross First Aid Training

  • High-quality courses based on latest scientific research (ILCOR — International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation)
  • Provincially/territorially and nationally recognized certifications
  • Courses updated with the most current First Aid & CPR standards
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Delivery according to National Standards, through certified Red Cross First Aid Instructors
  • Learner-centred approach for high-skill retention
  • Focus on injury prevention in the workplace

If you are not sure which course you or your staff need to take, please check with your employer / course administrator or contact us.

Public courses: We often have waiting lists for our courses, so please register early to confirm your place.

Private courses: Please book a date for your private course as early as possible. You can book up to 6 months in advance.