New Marine First Aid Courses for Fall

As another summer comes to a close, its time to buckle down and take a course!  We've now added a couple extra courses for the upcoming fall!  As there are always numerous courses running and additions to any of our classes would usually be welcome, have have 2 upcoming courses for both Marine Basic and Marine Advanced first aid courses that are open to everyone. 

Marine Basic First Aid
Date:  Oct 1st and 2nd
Location:  North Saanich

Marine Advanced First Aid
Dates:  Nov 7th to 10th
Location:  Saanichton

Space is limited and seats are given on a first come first serve.  Contact us today to sign up!

Groups of 6+ can arrange for customized course dates!  Let us know if you have any questions.

2 Day Marine Basic First Aid

Before venturing onto the water this summer, make sure you have the skills necessary to respond to an emergency should one happen on the water.  We are more vulnerable on the water than we are on land.  While its nice to think we have access to wonderful help....but there is usually at least a good 30 mins that we have to manage the situation until that help arrives.   Would you know what to do?

This 2 day Transport Canada Certified course in Marine Basic First Aid will prep you with the basic skills required to manage an emergency condition should you have one.  

We are offering a 2 day course on April 30/May 1st.  Location will be determined based on participants an will be held in Greater Victoria area.  Registration is based on a first come first serve basis with a limited number of seats.  Inquire today to secure your seat!

For more information on the course, please visit our Marine Basic Page  Of course, any questions, we'd love to hear from you!

Upcoming Marine Advanced First Aid Course

Looking for a MAFA course in the Greater Victoria area?  We will be putting on a Marine Advanced First Aid course May 2-6th 2016.  Upon successful completion, this will give you a Transport Canada Marine Advanced First Aid certification. Please be sure to bring your CDN# to class.  If you are not sure what it is, let us know and we can help.

For more information on the course please see our MAFA page

Space is limited.  To secure a seat, please contact us!

We look forward to training with you!  Any other questions, please let us know!

Looking for evening First Aid classes in January?

Did you know, that ~70% of emergencies happen at home?  Do you feel confident and know what to do until help arrives?  

As i understand it can be hard to break away for a whole weekend, we have decided to offer a standard first aid course in collaboration with the Brentwood Bay Power and Sail Squadron that would take place on Tuesday nights for 5 weeks starting January 12th 2016.  At the end of this, you will be certified to a Standard First Aid level and will have covered all the topics outlined here:

Courses will start at 7pm each tuesday at Claremont School.

As space is limited, please register in advanced to secure a seat.  For more information or to register for the course, please contact us.  

Gift Certificates also available for any last minute Christmas ideas!


Long overdue update! Stay tuned

What a fantastic summer! Hope you were able to keep busy enjoying the beautiful weather we had. After a great few busy weeks, we have a lot of fantastic new course dates coming up and a few announcements that I am very excited to tell you about very soon. Some these will include a few online course options as well!  

Stay tuned!!

Looking for something to do this summer?

No better way to spend the summer then picking up some new skills you havent had time to do all winter!

Stay tuned for a bunch of new dates!

We will be offering courses in each of the following in the next 2 months:

  • 2 day Standard First Aid (including CPR-C)
  • 4 and 5 day Advanced First Aid courses
  • Transport Canada certified Marine First Aid (both Basic and Advanced)
  • Radio Operators Certificate - Marine
  • Marine Emergency Duties A3
  • SVOP

Inquire today for more information and/or to secure your space.

More to come.  Stay tuned.....

MED A3 Course, Victoria, BC

We have been receiving a lot of interest in a MED A3 course.  We want to put it out there for anyone who would be interested and if we have enough interest to run a class in the Victoria area, we will put on a course at the end March!  Let us know today if you are interested!

Marine courses coming up!

Looking for a Transport Canada certified first aid course?  As a partner with Red Cross, and active volunteers with marine search and rescue, we bring first hand knowledge to the emergencies you can face on the water!  Our courses are tailored to your environment and suitable for anyone needing their TC ticket.

We have a couple Marine First Aid courses coming up over the next couple months and we would love to see you in one!  Sign up today to secure your space.  

Marine Basic First Aid, Feb 21 and 22.  

Marine Advanced First Aid  March 16 - 19th.  

Contact us today for more details on the course and how to sign up!   Need different dates?  Contact us to see how we can accommodate your schedule.  


Looking for a last minute course?

We have a few courses coming up in the next two weeks if you need a last min class.  with only a few seats left, let me know and we can have it arranged.

Standard First Aid
Jan 31/Feb 1st

Marine Basic First Aid
Feb 7/8th

If you need a seat in a future course, either contact us today or stay tuned for more course announcements shortly!

Courses in both standard and marine first aid coming up.  :)

Happy New Year!

We, here at Active Response Training, would like to welcome everyone into the New Year and wish everyone a prosperous and joyful year!  If one of your New Years Resolutions  included learning new skills, learning more about first aid and/or marine training is always a great place to start.  With new courses coming up, let us know what you would be interested in.  

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!  HAPPY 2015!  :)

New courses coming up for 2015!

Looking for ways to increase your knowledge in first aid?  Coming in the new year we will have a bunch of new courses coming together.  As an active partner with the Red Cross, we are committed to providing quality training in the Victoria area, Vancouver Island or Vancouver/Mainland locations.  We focus on keeping our classes fun and full of new information.  Come see for yourself!  

CPR Level C - Jan 11th 2015

Standard First Aid for any boater.  Jan 24/25th 2015

Marine Advanced First Aid  Feb 3rd - Feb 6th  (Transport Canada endorsed)

Sign up today to secure your seat!

Looking for a course thats not here? Just let me know and we can look at setting something up that will work for you!

Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season?

Have you ever thought:  "what do I get for that person who has everything?"  What a better gift than the gift of learning new skills that can help save a life.  

Active Response Training offers gift certificates to any of our first aid and marine courses in the Greater Victoria Area.  Classes are being offered in CPR-C with AED, Workplace Emergency First AidEmergency first aidStandard First aid, Marine Basic First AidMarine Advanced First aid and First Responder Level 3.  

Courses can be as simple as 3-4hrs for a CPR course all the way up to 5 days for the First Responder Level 3 course.  There are many options for everyone anywhere in between as well.

Interested in a course for a group or the family?  Schedule a course together and course dates/times can be flexible.  Another great way to spend quality time together all while learning new skills.

General course dates are being finalized now for the new year with more dates always coming up so keep checking back for more updates.   Make shopping easy this year and give the gift of learning this holiday season! 

Inquire within for information on Gift Certificates.

Standard First Aid course set for Oct 18/19th 2014

Now that we have a proper avenue to direct interest to, we are starting to fill up some dates for various courses.  The location is being determined and will be local to Victoria, Vancouver Island.

We have decided to hold a Standard First Aid course (SFA) October 18/19 9am-5pm each day.  This 2 day course will allow you to walk away with the confidence to respond to most life threatening situations providing care ensuring the best chance of survival until professional help can arrive and take over.  For full course information, visit our SFA page here.

To secure your seat, register with us today!

Marine Advanced First Aid - Date Change

Our course dates for the Marine Advanced First Aid Course being put on in November has been changed to Nov 12-15th.  In this class, we will learn about spinal injuries, major breaks, bleeds, CPR, packaging and other specifics relating to first aid emergencies in the marine environment at an advanced level.  Anyone wanting to increase their knowledge on first aid scenarios and walk away with a Transport Canada certification, let me know and we can get you all signed up!  Cheers all!  

#MAFA #victoria #vancouverisland #firstaid #redcross #activeresponse #November

Need a CPR course?

Within the next 2 weeks, we are putting on a CPR course in the Victoria area on Vancouver Island.  Whether you just need to re-certify or completely new to the skill, these are the things that can really save a persons life.  Let me know if you are interested in signing up.  

Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA)

Need to update your Transport Canada first aid ticket?  Looking for more information on what to do in the event of a significant marine emergency?  We are offering a marine advanced first Aid course November 6-9th 2014.  Location is to be determined and should be finalized in the next week.  

For more information on the Red Cross MAFA course, click here.  

if you would like to sign up, please contact us today to secure your space!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Standard First Aid course

We are gearing up to put on a Standard First Aid course on in October in the Victoria or Saanich area.  Exact dates and locations are being determined and we'd love to add you to the list as space permits.  

The Red Cross Standard First Aid courses are 2 days typically done over 2 consecutive days.  We can be flexible with scheduling for most courses if you require.  Just let us know and we'd be happy to help where ever possible.

See you there!