Mobile first aid training – serving the Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland – including Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Surrey

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The single most informative class I’ve ever attended. Jackie keeps the learning environment professional and super fun.Heidi Loewen BA, BSc Nursing, RN, CCN – CCU Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

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5 Reasons
You Dread First Aid Courses

5 Reasons
Vital Steps Changes The First Aid Game

They feel like a waste of time

You’ve heard it all before, especially if you’re just recertifying. Why are you here? Really?

Each class offers new knowledge

Even if you’ve taken multiple classes before, Vital Steps courses are full of interesting tidbits that hold your attention. You learn something new every time.

One course takes a whole day away from you

Not only do you lose a day of work (sometimes more than one!), but you have to spend hours slogging through dull information. Bleh.

Courses are offered in the evening

Vital Steps condenses the courses so they’re shorter, which means they can be offered in the evening. No missing work!

You’re on the floor most of the day

Your knees are bruised, your back aches, and your temper is short. Why are the Annie dolls always on the floor!?

The floor isn’t your only option

If you find it difficult getting up and down from the floor multiple times a day, Jackie makes accommodations for you. Don’t stress about over-bending your back or hurting your knees!

You can’t keep your eyes open during class

The teacher’s voice drones on, and on, and on. Their words are blending together. The coffee you had this morning isn’t doing the trick, and oh, wow…you’re sleepy…

All courses are designed to be lively

Say goodbye to generic, dull classes that make you want to curl up and nap. Vital Steps classes are tailored to be fun and vibrant – be prepared to have some laughs.

The teachers don’t seem to care if you pass or fail

You’re not 100% sure if you understand the course material, but your teacher is distant and not willing to talk. Just wonderful.

Jackie’s a teacher who’s in it for the students

Jackie’s doing exactly what she wants to do – and that’s teaching people how to save lives. Every student is her priority – you always know that you can approach her for extra help or encouragement.

Want to get to know Jackie?

5 Reasons
You Dread First Aid Courses

They feel like a waste of time

You’ve heard it all before, especially if you’re just recertifying. Why are you here? Really?

One course takes a whole day away from you

Not only do you lose a day of work (sometimes more than one!), but you have to spend hours slogging through dull information. Bleh.

You’re on the floor most of the day

Your knees are bruised, your back aches, and your temper is short. Why are the Annie dolls always on the floor!?

You can’t keep your eyes open during class

The teacher’s voice drones on, and on, and on. Their words are blending together. The coffee you had this morning isn’t doing the trick, and oh, wow…you’re sleepy…

The teachers don’t seem to care if you pass or fail

You’re not 100% sure if you understand the course material, but your teacher is distant and not willing to talk. Just wonderful.

5 Reasons
Vital Steps Changes The First Aid Game

Each class offers new knowledge

Even if you’ve taken multiple classes before, Vital Steps courses are full of interesting tidbits that hold your attention. You learn something new every time.

Courses are offered in the evening

Vital Steps condenses the courses so they’re shorter, which means they can be offered in the evening. No missing work!

The floor isn’t your only option

If you find it difficult getting up and down from the floor multiple times a day, Jackie makes accommodations for you. Don’t stress about over-bending your back or hurting your knees!

All courses are designed to be lively

Say goodbye to generic, dull classes that make you want to curl up and nap. Vital Steps classes are tailored to be fun and vibrant – be prepared to have some laughs.

Jackie’s a teacher who’s in it for the students

Jackie’s doing exactly what she wants to do – and that’s teaching people how to save lives. Every student is her priority – you always know that you can approach her for extra help or encouragement.

Want to get to know Jackie?

First Aid Courses: 9 To Choose From

Most courses are available for 1st-time certification and recertification. Mobile first aid training is available in The Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland - including locations such as: Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, Surrey, and Hope.

Get These 4 Perks When You Take Vital Steps Courses

  1. 1. Mobile First Aid Training
    • Vital Steps isn't a static classroom in a single location. Jackie offers the super-convenient option of coming to you.
  2. 2. A Fresh Environment To Learn In
    • Jackie’s energy and teaching style keeps you alert and inspired to learn. You won’t want the class to end!
  3. 3. State-Of-The-Art Annie Dolls
    • Our Annie Dolls are the most up-to-date versions (which are computerized and provide real-time feedback). They give quick feedback that enhances your learning..
  4. 4. Less Stress On The Written Test
    • While the written test still needs to be taken, Vital Steps ensures you are more than ready for it. You won’t be thrown to the sharks under-prepared.

The Chilly Tale Of The Girl Who Inspired The Annie Doll

The Annie Doll is a universally known CPR training tool. But not many know the morbid (yet intriguing) history behind the doll’s invention.

 

The faces of the dolls we use were designed after a teen girl, who had drowned in Paris sometime in the 19th century. Her body was discovered and kept on display in the Paris mortuary, where her calm expression and slight smile became famous.

 

While no one ever discovered who the girl was, or how she drowned, her face was so widely recognized and so good at bringing out empathy in people, that the man who ended up inventing the first Annie Doll in the 1960’s (Asmund Laerdal) decided to use her face.

 

Strange yet kinda…romantic? Maybe? Or just creepy? Either way, if you want to read more about the namesake of the Annie Dolls, check out this article from Science Alert!

 

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