Emergency Response - Level 1
This course introduces students to Emergency Response Career Pathways (ERCP). These pathways include:
- Firefighter Prep: designed to prepare students for application towards a career in firefighting or Lakeland’s Emergency Services Technology program.
- Paramedic Prep: designed to prepare students for application towards a career as a Paramedic or Firefighter.
- Police & Security Prep: designed to prepare students for application towards a career in law enforcement or MacEwans’s Police & Investigation Program.
Level 1 runs in blocks 1 and 2 with additional volunteer opportunities outside of the class. Guest lecturers include members from Edmonton Fire Rescue, Edmonton Police Services, Emergency Medical Services and Alberta Health Services. Students are registered in a daily Fitness Training Class to prepare physically for the above pathways. Activities include interview skills, job shadow, volunteer involvement in the school and the community (i.e. Zebra Society, Y Giving Campaign, Edmonton Firefighter Burn Society) and leadership skills.
Students have the opportunity to gain certification in the following: First Aid & CPR, HCS 3000, Firearm Safety, Driver’s Training, Mental Health First Aid, Occupational Health & Safety Literacy (O.H. & S), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) delivered by Professional Medical Associates (PMA).
AGE: Students must be 17 years of age by September 30 (S1) or February 28 (S2)
SECURITY: all students must complete and clear a criminal check (done in course) to participate in the course
Emergency Response - Level 2
Level 2 is an advanced course designed to prepare students for an emergency career pathway in both the private and public sectors. Leadership and organizational training is developed throughout the course. Level 2 runs in blocks 3 and 4 with volunteering opportunities outside of the class. Pathway activities:
- Fire and Paramedic: Self - contained breathing apparatus. (S.C.B.A.), live burn, vehicle extraction.
- Police: Tip of Spear, public speaking, prison tour, Net/Nocc, Ride-a-long (with 125 hrs. of volunteer time).
Guest lecturers include members from Edmonton Fire Rescue, Edmonton Police Services, Emergency Medical Response Services and Alberta Health Services. Students are registered in a daily Fitness Training Class to prepare physically for the above pathways.
Students have the opportunity to gain certification in the following: First Aid with CPR and Children, H2S gas, HCS 3000, Firearm Safety, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Driver’s Education, Mental Health First Aid, Occupational Health & Safety Literacy (O.H. & S) and First Medical Responder (FMR).
AGE: Students must be 18 years of age by September 30 (S1) or February 28 (S2)
MEDICAL: all students must complete a medical release to participate in the course
PREREQUISITE: Level 1
Anatomy & Physiology
This course is a foundation to the basic understanding of Human Body Systems and Disorders. Students intending to pursue careers in Health Care, Nursing, Medicine, First Responder or Wellness related industries will benefit tremendously from the knowledge gained in this course. Topics include immunity and infection, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, homeostatic and musculoskeletal human systems along with an opportunity for health care provider level First Aid/CPR.
Co/prerequisite: Biology 30
Optional Courses for ERCP-Level 2:
PMA's First Medical Responder (FMR)
Offered by: Professional Medical Associates (PMA)
5 credits - Semester 2 only
Pursue an exciting and rewarding career in the field of a First Medical Responder (FMR). PMA’s First Medical Responder level is designed for individuals that are part of first response agencies to provide initial care before arrival of EMS. The FMR works with the registered levels of prehospital care, EMR (Emergency Medical Responder), PCP (Primary Care Paramedic) and ACP (Advanced Care Paramedic) practitioners to ensure that patient care is available to all locations. The goal of this course is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to appropriately manage various traumatic and medical emergencies within the context of volunteer response, fire services, or industrial settings.
This program includes:
- First Medical Responder (FMR) Certificate
- Fundamentals of Airway Management Program
- Emergency Driving course with high-fidelity driving simulator
- Basic Cardiac Life Support – Healthcare Provider
Graduates will be provided certificates for First Medical Responder (FMR), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and CPR – Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Professional (CPR-HCP). PMA’s FMR/PHTLS program meets the recruitment qualifications for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, AHS/EMS as well as meeting the requirements for eligibility for the Primary Care Paramedic program.
Course Fee $1995.00 includes books & supplies. Students completing this course will be certified to work or volunteer as a FMR.
prerequistes: Biology 30, Anatomy & Physiology and ERCP-Level 1
Tip of Spear
This course will cover Alberta Basic Training and is recommended as a first step for students interested in Security Services and Peace Officer careers. Students will also be provided with training in defensive tactics and tactical communications. Passing this course is a prerequisite to taking the government exam, which if passed, qualifies the student to apply for their Security Services license.
course fee: $500.00
co/prerequisite: ERCP-Level 2