we are hosting an event and need first aid coverage... can utefr help?
For sure! Before that, we would need to know a little more about your event to provide you with the right number of staff and equipment. Please fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can!
How do i join utefr?
Please fill out our registration form and you will receive a link to join our WhatsApp group chat! This is where we post all our upcoming events and news, so once you join, be sure to keep an eye out!
do i need a first aid certificate to join utefr?
Nope! Everyone is welcome to join UTEFR and attend our monthly trainings and socials. However, to become an active responder and volunteer with us at events, you must have a valid first aid certificate of Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED or higher, and have passed an annual skills evaluation.
I have a foreign first aid certificate. is this accepted?
It depends! We will have to verify the Canadian equivalency. Please send an email with your certificate over to email@example.com and we will be in touch!
what type of equipment does utefr carry?
UTEFR has a variety of equipment that we deploy to our events, depending on the expected number of attendance, risk level, and many other factors. We carry everything from small first aid kits to basic life support equipment. Our equipment ranges from your basic first aid supplies like bandaids and ice packs to advance care equipment, like emergency oxygen, airway management devices, advanced patient monitoring technology, and defibrillators.
what level of training does utefr have?
The UTEFR team is a diverse group of individuals. Some team members have Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED. Many others are trained to the Emergency First Responder and Emergency Medical Responder level (the level all Ontario firefighters are trained to!). We also have AEMCA licensed primary care paramedics as well.
what type of experience do utefr members have?
Many UTEFR members are actively employed with various event medical companies, including our partner, Odyssey Medical, who provides services to many concerts and sporting events all over Canada. Additionally, we have licensed paramedics on the team who have actively worked on ambulances, as well as ski patrollers, lifeguards, and many more.