We believe in making our first aid courses as enjoyable and stress-free as possible

We know that if you enjoy your training, you’ll remember your skills and be more confident when using them in an emergency situation. Red Cross statistics show that if you have first aid training, your chance of personal injury is reduced by up to 45%!

The best first aid course I have taken

I have just taken a Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR class with Safe + Sound and it was the best first aid course I have taken to date! The instructor was very passionate about teaching first aid – the passionate ones make the best teachers.

~ Sarah Chettle

Support for different learning styles and hands-on experience using realistic props

We cater for all learning styles by using a combination of teaching techniques that include:

  • PowerPoint presentation with video
  • Skills demonstration and practice
  • Scenarios using props
  • Class discussions and Q&A

We have found that students learn more easily and have greater success when they get hands-on experience using realistic props. Practical components are supported by a variety of training materials, based on course requirements, such as manikins or CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) trainers, bandages, splinting materials, barrier devices, first aid kits, auto-injector trainers and inhalers.

Public First Aid & CPR classes in Coquitlam

We run public classes at our Coquitlam training venue (near Coquitlam Centre Mall). This venue is easy to reach by SkyTrain and bus.

Street address: 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 5V8

Please note that we do not have an office at this location.

Onsite & private group First Aid & CPR training

We can teach a course at your workplace or our Coquitlam training venue. We work with companies and organizations in the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford or Richmond. Please contact us for information about onsite training.

Private group virtual training

We teach Mental Health First Aid Standard and Babysitting virtual classes for organizations across Canada. Please contact us for information on private group virtual training.

Naloxone Training

For Naloxone training and presentations, please contact our community partners at NaloxHome.

Questions? Need further information?

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CPR and AED Training

Which level of CPR do you need?

Learn the skills to respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking

CPR courses teach the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking. Courses include skills for adults, children and babies depending on the CPR level chosen (A,B or C).

Red Cross courses meet legislation requirements for provincal worker safety including WorkSafeBC. Courses include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

CPR levels explained

Click on the PDF link below or download the Canadian Red Cross CPR decision tree. This flow chart will help you decide which level of CPR you need.

Canadian Red Cross CPR Decision-Tree

Flow chart to help people choose the correct level of CPR training

The following lists give examples of where each level of CPR may be suitable (these are not all-inclusive).

Please ask your school or employer which first aid course or level of CPR is appropriate for you.

All of our first aid & CPR courses include AED training.

CPR Level A

CPR Level A includes adult skills only.

Suitable for: Caregiver (adult), high school teacher, sports coach (adult)

If you need CPR level A, we recommend that you register for one of the following courses which all include the CPR level A skills:

CPR Level B

CPR Level B includes child and infant skills only. The Canadian Red Cross does not offer CPR level B as a separate course. If you require CPR level B you will need to take Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR (Level B).

Suitable for: Child Care Worker, Parent, Grandparent, Preschool Teacher, Babysitter

CPR Level C

CPR Level C includes adult, child and infant skills.

Suitable for: Police, Firefighter, First Responder, Workplace First Aid Team, Lifeguard, Sports Coach, Caregiver (adult, child, infant).

If you need CPR Level C, we recommend that you register for one of the following courses which all include the CPR Level C skills:


CPR Level HCP was discontinued in March 2019. It has been replaced with BLS (Basic Life Support). People who previously took CPR level HCP and who now need to take BLS include:

Physician, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RT), Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT)

We do not offer public BLS classes. Please use the Red Cross Course Locator to find a BLS class in your area.