Weekly Review: February 29th-March 6th

Rescue 7 is a stakeholder and a voting member of the CSA Technical Committee, and we are both asking for your help! Please if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete this short survey for us on Workplace First Aid Attendant, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. This survey will take approximately 7 minutes to complete and will serve to better inform the CSA Technical Committee on the needs of Canadian workplaces as it relates to Workplace First Aid. The deadline for submission is March 20, 2016


In November 2015, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) established a new Technical Committee on Workplace First Aid. This Committee was established in response to Stakeholder requests to develop a new accredited Canadian National Standard to harmonize first aid training curriculum requirements across the country. It is intended that this Standard will set out consistent first aid training categories and learning outcomes for first aid training. It will also provide a certification scheme to assist training providers when developing their training courses. The purpose of this survey is to gather input regarding the first aid training needs of various Canadian stakeholders. (See attachment for a progress report on the initial work of the Committee)

Although the primary audience for this document will be training providers and government regulatory agencies, by completing the survey you will help to ensure that this new National Standard on Workplace First Aid (CSA Z1210) will be relevant and useful to the end-users and other stakeholders it is intended to help.

Link to Survey (English): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6YP2DN

Link to the Survey (French): https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/V9FW9ML
By sharing your contact information in the survey you will be notified when a draft standard is offered for Public Review. Thank you for your help!

UPCOMING COURSES: *open to the public*


March 16, 2016 –Blended Learning – SFA/CPR/AED
March 17-18, 2016 — SFA/CPR/AED
March 19-20, 2016 — SFA/CPR/AED


March 17-18, 2016- SFA/CPR/AED

To register, call +1 888-294-4208 today!


Ottawa, ON – A healthy 62-year-old male collapsed while working out at a fitness facility.  Fortunately, the gym had Rescue 7’s HeartSine SAM350P on hand, and their trained staff, along with an off-duty paramedic, grabbed the AED and began CPR.  A shock was delivered prior to the arrival of EMS, who took over with CPR.  The patient is now resting in hospital and a full recovery is expected.

Victoria, BC – A healthy middle-aged female employee of a processing plant arrived at work and began her shift.  Within 10 minutes of beginning her work day, she was walking down the hall and collapsed.  Her fellow colleagues had all been trained in first aid by Rescue 7, and the facility had installed Rescue 7’s HeartSine SAM500P, with real-time CPR feedback, just a year ago.  Training instincts took over, and the well-executed emergency response, with early defibrillation from the AED, is credited for saving her life.