Training and Registration
(please see Policy 12008.00 for initial registration)
The course that is required for a person to become certified as a Medical First Responder is approximately a 40-hour program. This program builds on the advanced First Aid curriculum to include practical training on the use of tools/equipment provided by EHS and education about the EHS system.
An individual who is 19 years of age or older, has successfully completed MFR training by an EHS approved training agency (Canadian Red Cross or St. John Ambulance), is a current resident of Nova Scotia, and is associated with an EHS registered MFR agency (listed in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system at the EHS Medical Communications Centre) may apply for registration with EHS MFR Services by submitting the MFR Registration/Re-registration application and a copy of their MFR Certificate.
Registration with EHS MFR Services is for a three-year period.
MFR Services - Attn: Registrar
239 Brownlow Avenue, Suite 300
Dartmouth, NS B3B 2B2
Fax: (902) 832-8602
Canadian Red Cross 1-877-356-3226
St. John Ambulance 1-800-565-5056
(please see Policy 12015.00 for re-registration information)
The Provincial Medical Director has determined that there are six mandatory essential compentencies that must be covered within the three year registration. These are:
- Airway Management
- Assessing Vital Signs
- Primary Survey
You can view information on upcoming training sessions throughout the province by selecting the Training Calendar from the navigation menu .
It is important to remember that only refresher sessions approved by EHS MFR Services will qualify for re-registration credit.