Typical response time for emergency medical services from the initial
phone call to 911 until the 
first responders arrive on scene is fifteen minutes.
Many victims of traumatic injury die within five minutes.

You can save lives in an urban disaster.


The First Five First Aid certification course is based on real-world experiences of people who have been caught in urban disaster situations such as shootings, bombings, workplace accidents or natural disasters. In those critical minutes before first responders arrive, you may have to rely on your own skills to survive and to assist those around you.


The course teaches individuals with no prior first aid training how to recognize and manage life-threatening emergencies. First Five First Aid teaches how to stop traumatic bleeding, how to treat shortness of breath, cardiac, brain, allergy, burns and shock emergencies using only basic first aid tools that might be available to you. The First Five First Aid certification is approved by the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association and several colleges and universities.


The First Five First Aid course will increase your urban disaster first aid preparedness and confidence. You will learn how to use the items found in a typical first aid kit and how to improvise items to save lives. You will gain the confidence to treat others in an urban disaster emergency by learning the Patient Assessment System – a checklist used by all Emergency Medical Technicians. You will spend half of the class time actually practicing these new skills on classmates. We bring a hands-on learning environment with high-fidelity medical emergency scenarios to build student muscle memory and poise under pressure.


First Five First Aid Certification Course Description

  • No prior first aid training required
  • Two-year internationally recognized certification.
  • Certification card upon successful completion of course

The First Five First Aid Course is a blended experience of classroom and experiential learning. Fifty percent of student time is spent rotating as mock rescuer and mock patient in realistic care-giving scenarios, making the most of learning-by-doing and forming muscle memory. Very few first aid courses address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting that acknowledges that it takes, on average, fifteen minutes for first responders to arrive on scene.


Course Topics

  • Patient Assessment System
  • A-B-C and C-A-B of trauma response.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Stopping bleeding
  • Shock Treatment and Management
  • Hands-on, high-fidelity patient care scenarios

Course Fees: $79 per student

Course Time: 8 hours

Are you interested in attending a class or scheduling a class for your organization? Please contact us here.