Are you looking for a career where you’re called upon to help others in their time of need? Perhaps you’ve been considering a volunteer position with a fire rescue service, or a career in emergency services. Many police, industrial organizations, safety and security enforcement agencies, and remote operations require medical first responders. This program will give you the abilities and confidence to provide basic first-on-scene emergency care to patients before and after Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives.
Pursue an exciting and rewarding career in the field of medical first response. NAIT’s Medical First Responder (MFR) program is a comprehensive program for people looking to work or volunteer in the area of first response as part of fire rescue services, police services, industrial sectors, safety and security, and the many other professions that require MFR 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.
NAIT’s MFR program provides you with 3 distinct credentials.
- NAIT Medical First Responder (MFR) Certification
- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Basic Provider Certification
- Heart and Stroke - Basic Life Support - Level C Certification
The MFR program at NAIT meets Edmonton Fire Rescue Services’ recruitment qualifications.
MFR is not accredited with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP). If you are seeking an entry level course to enter into a career in EMS, which requires ACP registration, register for NAIT’s Emergency Medical Responder program EMRE100.
NAIT's MFR program is approved at an Advanced First Aid level by Occupational Health and Safety.
Effective August of 2017 graduates of NAIT's Medical First Responder program will be eligible to apply for NAIT's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.