What You Need to Know About First Response Training

First response training is training that involves how to respond in an emergency. This training is critical and can literally save lives. This type of training can benefit anyone simply because we never know when we will find ourselves in an emergency situation. Below are some questions about first response training:

What Careers Use This Type of Training?


There are many careers that use this type of knowledge because it is invaluable in their field of work. For example, it is not uncommon to meet police officers who have first response training due to their dangerous type of work. School teachers and sports instructors have also seen just how important it is to be able to provide first response aid in the event of an emergency.

General commercial, accomodation, retail or industrial workplaces can all benefit from first response training because it prepares staff for an emergency situation. Preparing staff for emergency situations can build confidence and morale amongst the team as it positions them to consider one another as part of the training.

What Will You Learn in First Response Training?


This training will cover topics such as when and how to apply CPR. There will also be some other topics covered depending on the needs of the organisation.

For one, you will be taught how to assess an medical emergency. In essence, you will know how critical a person’s condition is. This will tell you how quickly he or she needs to get to the hospital.

You will also be able to evaluate if the person you are treating is breathing. The training will teach you a number of ways to open up the airway in order to ensure the person is breathing properly. You will also learn how to move an injured person without worsening his or her condition.

First response training can also cover skills such as how to apply a splint and be able to control excess bleeding through various methods. You will also be able to administer oxygen if the person you are treating is simply not getting enough. The training may also help you limit the transmission of blood among other fluids. This is an important skill as it helps prevent infections.


Learning to clear airways
Learning to clear airways can be part of first response emergency training

Can the Training Be Adapted to My Workplace?


First response training can be adapted depending on your workplace situation and the risks faced. For example, those who will be working in rural areas or near national parks might receive training that focuses on animal bites or poison transmission in accordance to the region. Whereas industrial workplaces may need to have a focus on responding to burns or electrocution. The first response training provided by FCF Canberra can be made relevant to your workplace and can also include fire safety training if required.

There is a lot that a first responder will learn, and the aforementioned just touches on a few things you need to know about your first response training. If you want to find out more information about hosting a first responder course in your Canberra workplace contact FCF Canberra today.