Teaches lifesavers how to respond in basic water and land situations. Must be able to swim 400m in 10 min or less. This course teaches you to be physically fit and mentally prepared for basic water and land rescues.
Bronze Medallion with Emergency First Aid (CPR - B)
Teaches lifesavers how to respond in complex water rescue situations. Bronze Medallion develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgement skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for all advanced lifesaving awards. Candidates must be able to complete a 500m swim in 15 minutes or less
This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, and use of special equipment. Candidates must be able to complete a 600m swim in 18 minutes or less. Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid (with CPR-C) are prerequisites for training in the National Lifeguard program and Lifesaving Society Instructors certifications.
The Standard First Aid (includes CPR-C) course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid, such as medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, medical emergencies and how to use an AED. Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Ontario Health Regulation. Standard First Aid is one of the prerequisites to National Lifeguard.
The Standard First Aid (includes CPR-C) recertification course provides a review of first aid and CPR skills. Practical skills will be assessed through scenarios and knowledge will be assessed with a written evaluation. Candidates should review the course content and practice their skills prior to the recertification course. Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Ontario Health Regulation to be valid for three years. Candidates must bring proof of original certification.