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Learn lifesaving skills - First Aid and CPR

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Learning lifesaving skills such as First Aid and CPR will allow you to assist family members in the event of an emergency or disaster. It’s easy to make time to take a First Aid/CPR course. Standard First Aid and CPR takes as little as 14-16 hours, and scheduling is flexible.

Where can I take a First Aid / CPR course?

The City of Calgary and private providers and organizations like The Canadian Red Cross and St. John’s Ambulance offer a variety of First Aid and CPR courses.

What’s in a First Aid kit?

You should keep a First Aid kit in your home, in your vehicle​, and in your 72-hour emergency preparedness kit. First Aid kits can be purchased from a variety of retailers.

Generally, a First Aid kit will include:

  • Gloves
  • Gauze pads
  • A variety of bandages
  • Antiseptic
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle and thread
  • Instant ice packs
  • Survival blanket, if space allows