Are you looking for a career that enables you to help others in their time of need? Would you like to pursue an exciting and rewarding career as a first responder? NAIT's Medical First Responder (MFR) program is a comprehensive program for people looking to work or volunteer as a first responder as part of fire rescue services, police services, industrial safety and security, and the many other professions that require MFR expertise.
The NAIT Medical First Responder program will give you the abilities and confidence to provide basic first-on-scene emergency medical care to patients before and after Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives. You'll also learn how to support EMS personnel after they arrive on scene.
NAIT's MFR program provides you with 4 distinct credentials.
- NAIT Medical First Responder (MFR) Advanced First Aid Certification*
- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Basic Provider Certification
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada - Basic Life Support - Level C Certification
- Heart and Stroke Standard First Aid Level C
*NAIT's MFR program is approved at an Advanced First Aid level by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.
The NAIT MFR program meets Edmonton Fire Rescue Services' recruitment requirements and is an entrance requirement for NAIT's Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program.
Medical first responder programs are not accredited by the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP). If you are seeking a program with a pathway to ACP registration, register for NAIT's Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program. Graduates of the NAIT MFR program are also eligible to receive advanced credit for portions of the NAIT EMR program (see below).
Pathway to Emergency Medical Responder (EMR):
Do you want to expand your career opportunities to include Emergency Medical Services (EMS)? Upon successful completion of NAIT's MFR program, you are eligible to receive advanced credit for portions of the NAIT EMR program. By completing the MFRS160 – Personal Health and Wellness online course after MFRS100 – Medical First Responder, you will receive advanced credit for EMRE200 – Emergency Medical Responder Core Medical. Then by completing the remaining courses in the EMR program, you qualify for your NAIT Emergency Medical Responder Certificate.