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Emergency Response - Level 1

12 credits

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 from 8:30 am – 11:06 am with additional volunteer opportunities outside of the class. 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. Activities include interview skills, job shadow, volunteer involvement in the school and the community (Cops for Cancer, Y Strong Kids, Edmonton Firefighter Burn Society) and leadership skills.

Students have the opportunity to gain certification in the following: First Aid with CPR & Children, HCS 3000, Firearm Safety, Driver’s Education, Mental Health First Aid, Occupational Health & Safety Literacy (O.H. & S), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Medical First Responder (MFR) and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) delivered by Professional Medical Associates (PMA). 

AGE: Students must be 18 years of age by September 30 (S1) or February 28 (S2)
MEDICAL / SECURITY: all students must complete a medical release and obtain an Enhanced Security Check to participate in the course
PREREQUISITE: none

Emergency Response - Level 2

12 credits

Level 2 ERCP 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 from 11:10 am-1:40 pm 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: Hard Target Self Defense, 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 Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). 

AGE: Students must be 18 years of age by September 30 (S1) or February 28 (S2)
MEDICAL / SECURITY: all students must complete a medical release and obtain an Enhanced Security Check to participate in the course
PREREQUISITE: Level 1

Anatomy & Physiology

5 credits

This course is a foundation to the basic understanding of the Human Body Systems and Disorders. Students intending to pursue careers in Health Care, Nursing, Medicine, First Responders or Wellness-related industries will benefit tremendously from the knowledge gained in this course option. 

Prerequisite: 60% in Biology 30

PMA's Medical First Responder

Professional Medical Associates (PMA) Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Medical First Responder (MFR) and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) 5 credits - Semester 2 only

Pursue an exciting and rewarding career in the field of a Medical First Responder.  PMA’s EMR/MFR/ITLS program is a comprehensive program for people looking to work or volunteer in the area of first response as part of emergency medical services, fire rescue services, police services, industrial sectors, safety and security, and the many other professions that require EMR/MFR/ITLS expertise.

The program will teach you the essential skills required to provide first-on-scene, basic emergency care to people before Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives.  You’ll also learn what to do to support EMS after they arrive on scene.

PMA’s EMR/MFR/ITLS program will provide you with 4 distinct credentials.

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certification
  • Medical First Responder (MFR) Certification
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Basic Provider Certification
  • Heart and Stroke – Basic Life Support – Level C Certification

 The MFR/EMR/ITLS program at PMA meets the recruitment qualifications for Edmonton Fire Rescues Services, AHS/EMS as well as meeting the requirements for eligibility for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.

Course Fee $1889.00 includes books & supplies. This course is available in Semester 2 only. NOTE: Students completing this course will have to write the Alberta College of Paramedics exam which costs $800.00. After passing this exam students need to register with the college for an additional $700.00 to be certified to work or volunteer as an EMR/MFR/ITLS.