How it all Started

Pair of Medics First Aid has been teaching lifesaving skills for several years, in the northern region of Vancouver Island, BC.

Pair of Medics First Aid Training was originally started because both Chris and Carla working as Primary Care Paramedics with the BC Ambulance Service would arrive on scenes and realize that most of the patients, that were critically ill or injured, could have had some lifesaving first aid provided to them prior to their arrival.

Pair of Medics First Aid brings 24+ years of combined experience to the classroom. Chris and Carla are both certified training instructors with the Canadian Red Cross and are members in good standing with the local Chamber of Commerce.

We provide the highest quality first aid equipment and supplies while offering our students a professional first aid program in a relaxed and fun environment.

After being taught by Chris, Carla, Kevin or Pam, you will not only leave the classroom with the hands-on practice, knowledge/understanding and excitement of being a newly certified first aider, you will leave with a new friendship and be a part of the Pair of Medics family.

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  • "Thorough, good feedback and clear instruction"

    • Suzanne Hirvonen
  • "I really enjoyed this course, as I have taken many first aid training courses across Canada, this has been one of the best.  I felt very informed and enjoyed their in-depth training.  They have paired their hands on field experience with the course material perfectly.  I haven’t left a first aid course more prepared as I am now. Thank you."
    • Kris Ritter
  • "First hand experience and knowledge given is extremely helpful.  Best First Aid course I have taken."
    • Nicole Mackay (MacKay Whale Watching LTD)
  • "Chris and Carla were very experienced and professional instructors who made this very important course engaging and interesting."
    • Twyla Roscovich (Ocean Films)
  • "They obviously care deeply about 1st response and bring lots of real world grit and passion to their teaching."
    • Paul H Ross
  • "Easy to understand and logical."
    • Teacher at North Island Secondary
  • "I found this course to be “user friendly” and applicable to my needs."
    • Teacher at North Island Secondary
  • "This course was very pertinent to my job description.  Common sense and applicable to real life situations."
    • Teacher at North Island Secondary
  • "The instructor, Chris, was very knowledgeable and was able to give lots of real-life examples of situations he had been in."
    • Teach at North Island Secondary
  • "If ever my family or I have an emergency situation, I would hope that Chris was our paramedic. What a knowledgeable attendant and instructor. Bravo."
    • Teacher at North Island Secondary
  • "Chris was a fantastic instructor.  He made learning first aid and CPR fun, exciting and entertaining."
    • Selena Coutts