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.
Post Medical First Responder (MFRS100):
If you wish to expand your career opportunities to include EMS, then, upon successful completion of your MFRS course, you are eligible to enter an alternative pathway into the EMR Certificate Program. You must take the following courses ITMS100, EMRE160, OHSC160 and Fitness Component (MFRS160). Additionally, you must complete the ICS100 (4-hour program offered by the Alberta Emergency Management Agency). Once these items are completed, you have met the prerequisites and you can take the EMRE300. To qualify for your Emergency Medical Responder Certificate, you must complete the above courses and provide proof that you have successfully completed a 40-hour Alberta Paramedic Driver Operator Course (EMRE400), or similarly approved program.
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 Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program.