Article posted on April 17, 2018
Alberta MFR & Red Cross Training Announcement
Please note that these supports and teaching opportunities are only for our MFR-Enrolled Agencies and their staff
The Alberta Medical First Response (MFR) Program is pleased to announce that a training partner agreement has been established with the Canadian Red Cross following the completion of a Request for Proposals process. The intent of this agreement is to provide qualifying MFR Agencies with access to training in Standard First Aid (SFA), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and instructor resources funded by Alberta Health Services (AHS).
This provides direct access to:
- SFA & CPR training curriculum with certifications issued by Red Cross
- Red Cross instructor certifications
- Equipment and supplies required for SFA & CPR training
This agreement represents a significant commitment from AHS to support training & skills as one of the pillars of the MFR Program. This partnership has been in development for some time and is the result of a combined effort by AHS and MFR agency representatives, who contributed to the evaluation of proposals and to a test group for instructor training. A joint MFR Training Committee is being established where the Alberta MFR Program, Canadian Red Cross and MFR Agencies will collaboratively drive implementation and access to this support.
A training partner landing page has been created on the Alberta MFR Portal where more information and resources can be accessed.
Understandably, there will be questions following this announcement and we thank you in advance for your patience. In addition to publishing updates on the landing page, three information sessions are scheduled April 19th, 27th and May 2nd to share further details via teleconference/Skype. Visit the landing page for times and joining instructions for these information sessions. The session details are also posted in the event calendar on the home page of the MFR website. We look forward to working with our partners to make this training support available and successful in communities across Alberta.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2018