A medical emergency struck our family during COVID-19. Here’s our experience.

My 82 year old Mother-in-law had a medical emergency during week 2 of COVID-19. A trip to Emergency at Mississauga’s Credit Valley hospital had us worried about her, fearful of being near people who had contracted the Coronavirus, and exposing her and us to the disease. We read the headlines (probably too much) and watch […]

Where can I find a first aid or CPR course near me?

Where can I find a first aid course near me? If you are looking to join a public CPR or first aid with CPR course in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga or Brampton, SOS First Aid and Safety Training has programs near you. With 7 convenient locations, we provide training that meets school and workplace requirements […]

What is Basic Life Support or BLS certification and recertification?

Basic Life Support or BLS refers to the CPR certification required by most healthcare providers and first responders like paramedics, firefighters and nurses. This training prepares participants to work in high-performance teams and provide high-quailty cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with fewer interruptions. BLS provides a higher level of care to patients in cardiac arrest with the […]

Burlington takes top spot as best community in Canada

Burlington was voted 2019’s best community in Canada. Macleans magazine looked at data from communities across Canada to determine which cities and towns offer the best quality of life. Ten categories were used to rank the individual communities: wealth and economy affordability health climate crime commute taxes demographics culture community amenities Grimsby held the second […]

SOS First Aid in Niagara Falls at CSSE Conference

SOS First Aid spent three fantastic days from September 16 – 18, 2018 at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers conference in beautiful Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre: a perfect venue to connect with safety professionals from across Canada and a few from the United States.Dinner was held at […]

Downtown Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre offers First Aid and CPR classes

Since 2008, the Living Arts Centre has been home to SOS First Aid’s CPR and safety training courses in the heart of Mississauga, Ontario. Each year, over 7000 students are trained to save lives at this vibrant facility in the heart of Peel region. 800,000 residents of diverse cultures, religions and languages live in Mississauga […]

CPR and AED awareness event at Mississauga’s Celebration Square

On July 11, 2018, the City of Mississauga hosted a CPR awareness and family event referred to as #saugaCPR in partnership with Emergency Medical Services and the Canadian Red Cross at Celebration Square. This was a free family-friendly, community event intended to draw attention to the importance of learning Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. For 24 hours straight, the […]

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

Broken heart syndrome, also referred to as stressed-induced or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a real condition.  Symptoms are very similar to a heart attack but there is no evidence of blocked coronary arteries.  It is usually brought on by extreme emotional or physical stress, such as intense sadness, grief due to the loss of a loved […]

New National Emergency Alert System to warn Canadians of Dangers

Emergency Management officials across the country are testing a new emergency alert system the week of May 7.  Millions of cellphones, tablets and other portable devices will be buzzing across the country to test the new public alert system. Test signals will be sent on May 7 to about a million mobile users in Ontario […]

New SOS First Aid Training Centre in Hamilton, Ontario

SOS First Aid, award-winning Red Cross Training Partner, is expanding and opening a new safety training facility at 800 Queenston Rd in Stoney Creek, Ontario.  The facility will provide first aid and CPR training courses to people living in Hamilton and surrounding areas, including St. Catharines and Niagara.  SOS First Aid will be offering a […]