Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Safety Training
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FAQ's

At Island Safety Training, we get all kinds of questions. If you have any questions, it is more than likely that someone else has already asked it and the answer can be found below.

How do I register and pay for your courses?

To register for upcoming Heart and Stroke Foundation courses please click here.

We accept PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for payment.

Worksite Safety online courses can be accessed by clicking here.

What Worksite Safety online courses does Island Safety Training offer?

Our extensive online course library for Worksite Safety can be accessed by clicking here.

Am I able to book a private group class?

Yes, Island Safety Training will conduct a private class for a minimum of 6 participants. Please contact us directly for group rates at or contact us by phone at 250-951-4663 or 250-937-9412.

If I have a question, how do I contact Island Safety Training?

Please email us directly at or contact us by phone at 250-951-4663 or 250-937-9412.

Why should I take your course?

Island Safety Training offers instruction with certified Heart and Stroke Foundation instructors. Your course will be facilitated by two Advanced Care Paramedics with over 50 years of combined experience. Both instructors are registered to practice in Alberta and B.C.

Who should take the BLS and the Heartsaver CPR/AED course?

It is recommended that if you are a first responder, fire fighter, ski patroller, lifeguard, or the general public responding to emergency situations, that you take one of these Heart and Stroke Foundation courses offered by Island Safety Training.

What are the course prerequisites?

For the BLS-HCP course and the Heartsaver CPR/AED course, a student manual specific to each course must be purchased and studied prior to the date of the course. Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) student manuals can be ordered from the HSF site.

What course do I require in order to take or renew my ACLS/PALS course?

BLS-HCP by the Heart and Stroke Foundation is a pre-requisite for all ACLS/PALS courses.

What is the difference between the BLS course and the Heartsaver CPR/AED course?

The Heartsaver CPR/AED is: 1 rescuer CPR/AED for adults, children and infants. Choking for adults, children and infants.

BLS-HCP (C) is: 1 and 2 rescuer CPR/AED for adults, children, and infants. Bag-mask techniques for adults, children, and infants. Rescue breathing for adults, children, and infants. Relief of choking for adults, children, and infants. CPR with an advanced airway.

I am a healthcare provider for VIHA. What course do I need for my professional registration?

Physicians, nurses, paramedics and Allied Healthcare Providers (RT, OT, PT) will require the BLS-HCP (C) course for their professional registration.

Will Island Safety Training travel to our location to teach a course?

Yes, our business license permits Island Safety Training to instruct in any location north of Duncan, west to Tofino, and north island to Port Hardy. A small surcharge applies to communities west of Port Alberni and north of Comox. Please contact Island Safety Training for further details at or contact us by phone at 250-951-4663 or 250-937-9412.

Does Island Safety Training cancel courses?

Island Safety Training never cancels a course. If there are less than 4 students booked for a class, then Island Safety Training will hold the class at 911 Wally's Way, Parksville, BC.

What is Island Safety Training’s course cancellation policy?

Requests to cancel a course after online registration has been confirmed must be made in writing by email at least one week (7 days) prior to the course date. A $25.00 cancellation fee will be retained if a course is cancelled within the 7 days prior to the course date.

Can Island Safety Training arrange a special class just for you?

Yes we can. We have arranged private courses, for the same price, for health care professionals requiring their registration immediately, or for those who are working and cannot make it on the dates that our courses are offered on our website. Just give us a call or drop us an email and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

  • "Gary and Petra are excellent teachers and make the CPR process easier to understand."

    ~ Lindsey B., RN

  • "Good DVD presentation and mannequins. I also liked the flexibility of adapting to what we already know."

    ~ Vera L., M.D.

  • "Enjoyed the one on one teaching, instructor participation and open and honest feedback. Really great course, great instructors, will recommend!"

    ~ Lisa D., RN

  • "Gary and Petra offer demonstrations and feedback during practice sessions, nice to have instructors with real life experience and scenarios."

    ~ Kylie C., RN

  • "Gary and Petra take all participants' experience into consideration to improve efficacy/efficiency of training. Instructors were friendly and upbeat."

    ~ Naomi O., RN

  • "I would recommend this course, happy that it came to us (where we live). Very convenient and great for health care providers!"

    ~ Kelly C., RN

  • "I would recommend the course to others as the teachers were very well educated and very patient. Excellent and very friendly!"

    ~ Tenille L., RN

  • "Awesome instructors, very comfortable learning environment. Great course, I would definitely come again."

    ~ Olivia R., EMT-A

  • "Easy to schedule, great location, great instructors, and great class size."

    ~ Nancy J., RN

  • "The course was to the point with adequate practice opportunities, the video added interest, and I loved the hands-on with the AED. I would absolutely recommend the course to others as it was excellent, and the instructors had a great sense of humour."

    ~ Leanne M., RN

  • "The course was clear and concise, the best health care provider course ever. I would definitely recommend the course to others as the instructors were very skilled and experienced with a great sense of humour."

    ~ Eileen D., SORT Clinician

  • "I loved the clicking dummies, the course was comprehensive but the instructors were able to go through it at a good pace."

    ~ Megan S., RN

  • "Because of the professional interactions and experience of the instructors, I would absolutely recommend this course to others. It was well-organized, they kept on track, and the set-up and take-down were well done."

    ~ Brenda L., Professor of Nursing

  • "Very knowledgeable instrutors, the videos were helpful, and there was a lot of hands-on practice."

    ~ Sandy A., Professor of Nursing

  • "Ease of registration process, prompt reply after registration, excellent video, clear instructions and demos, comprehensive course and fun."

    ~ Nona B., RN

  • "Ability to hear real life stories and to discuss variations in techniques over the years. I would absolutely recommend this course to others as the instructors were personable and it was a fun learning environment."

    ~ Pat M.., Instructor BSN Program VIU