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We had a 2 hour course with Sandra in our community's clubhouse. She covered many important points re: CPR and the AED; had several chances to practise with the mannequins and went through various emergency scenarios; were given ample time to ask questions.The information given was clear and concise and explained in a matter-of-fact manner and with a sense of humour. An excellent course, Sandra!


Peter was an awesome instructor! Loved that he joked and made the content interesting with his own experiences. Online content was very good and informative. Thank you for a great experience.


Had Peter as my instructor and he was amazing! He made learning about first-aid fun at the same time as portraying how serious this training is. Highly recommend using Action First aid. The online portion was good too but in class the best.


I did my recertification on CPR/First Aid (BLS Level) at the Barrie Action First Aid, my instructors name was Jeremy and he did a phenomenal job!

He made things interesting and even a bit humorous to keep our attention; not a phone was in sight the whole 4hrs I was there.

I’d 100% recommend going there for any qualifications someone either is interested in or required to have.


Peter was awesome! I’ve taken a few CPR course now, and this is by far my favourite. Very engaging, exciting and fun.. given something that can be viewed as lame. Thanks Peter!


I attended the blended class, 4 hours online and 4 hours in class. The online portion lets you go at your own pace and you can go back to where you left off which is great if you can't set aside 4 hours at once to do the online portion. The teacher Peter, who is a retired police officer was excellent! He made the class interactive and an intense subject fun with his humor! I would highly recommend this class to anyone!


Hands down by far the BEST first aid training i’ve ever had! It has been over 4years of training with Action First Aid in Barrie and they have always over-delivered, they truly put the ACTION in Action first aid! Every trainer has enthusiasm and personality that makes every session fun!


I sure didn't see myself having such a fun time on a Friday, but, the lesson was a great hands on experience. Nate was an awesome teacher, he made the environment comfortable. He was very patient as well as detailed. I would definitely recommend this training to others. Thanks again Nate!


Action First Aid provided me with the not only the skills needed, but also the confidence to use those skills in the event of an emergency. The Blended program is different from others I have experienced as it is much more engaging. The instructor was knowledgeable and created a fun learning environment. Would recommend this training to anyone looking for a great experience.


When I was signed up for Action First Aid I thought a very long day lay ahead of me. What a got was an informative day filled with role playing. I gained so much knowledge and I am confident that I will be successfull should I encounter someone in distress. Nate was an engaging and effective instructor and I hardly noticed the time at all. Thanks so much Nate, you rock.


We spent two days with Sandra who gave us excellent stories to instill knowledge from the day. We had many opportunities to practice, move around, ask questions. We appreciated her sense of humour and her way of guiding us to learn more. She is truly a person who loves to teach. Thank you, Sandra!


We spent two days with Sandra who gave us excellent stories to instill knowledge from the day. We had many opportunities to practice, move around, ask questions. We appreciated her sense of humour and her way of guiding us to learn more. She is truly a person who loves to teach. Thank you, Sandra!


The class was very informative and interesting! I learned the basics of helping someone in an emergency situation and practiced different scenarios. The course teachers were excellent and answered all of my questions! Thanks Lisa, see you in three years when I renew my certification.


Action First Aid was awesome ! After taking the course a few times, this was my most enjoyable experience. We had Peter as our instructor and he was absolutely incredible. He made the material fun and was very approachable. He was extremely educational and real when it came to situations and it made the learning experience great. I left the course feeling much more confident and educated and I’m happy I had the opportunity to be a part of his group. 5 stars for Peter !!


I took the SFA-C/CPR/AED course with Action First Aid. I highly recommend them! Avery, our instructor, was wonderful! She was extremely thorough and professional, and managed to keep it fun and interesting. The props (first aid kits, dummies, AEDs) were all clean and in excellent shape. The facility itself is very large and bright, with plenty of amenities, including a kitchen with tea, coffee, microwave and dishwasher. Very impressed with our training and the experience with Action First Aid as a whole!


Nate is on time He kept the teaching interesting and very professional I really enjoyed the session He really covered every bit of it


Completed my First aid training today! I have learned a lot and had fun at the same time! Cathy, our instructor is so amazing, she made the training fun and full of energy!


I just finished taking the CPR training with this organization and I was impressed. I have completed many CPR trainings in my career, but never felt as confident afterwards the way I did with this training. Sam, the instructor was thorough, kept us on track and used real life examples relevant to the training. Thank you for this learning experience. Well done! 🙂


Completed my blended first aid course today. Cathy the instructor was fantastic and the online portion was well organized with some great videos to support the content. Highly recommend & A+.


Completed my blended first aid course today. Cathy the instructor was fantastic and the online portion was well organized with some great videos to support the content. Highly recommend & A+.


I had training here for work with some of my team members, and my instructor Lisa was amazing! She did a really good job communicating all of the information, coming up with activities to practice methods of CPR and First Aid, and repeating everything we learned all throughout the day. I definitely recommend coming here for training yourself or any staff that need certification


I had a fantastic experience with Action First Aid / CPR training. The Instructor Peter was truly amazing! He made sure the group was having a good time, while learning and kept everyone engaged. I would highly recommend it to anyone.


Matt was an amazing instructor very clear and concise. Very respectful and productive program


I just had my session with Avery at my school and it was very very good. She was so nice and so informative it made such a fun time learning. I would 100% recommend taking the courses Action First Aid offers. Overall, my experience was amazing! Thank you Avery 🙂


Thank you Peter. I have taken many courses like this over the years and without a doubt this was the best course I’ve taken. Peter was fantastic, kept us informed, let us think and kept the day interesting and informative. I am already looking into other courses with Action First Aid!


Stacey and Kendra were both amazing. They delivered top notch instruction of a heavy topic in such a way that I didn't get bored or distracted. The use of hands-on scenarios, videos, games and personal stories from both the instructors and the participants made the time fly and the information much easier to grasp and retain. I will be using Action First Aid again and will recommend them without a second thought.
~Sue S.


Our instructor Angelo was amazing and very knowledgeable. The course was fun and interactive, and very detailed. I like all the scenarios and games that were played throughout the course. It made it very fun and enjoyable. Thank you Angelo great job.!


I took a course for CRp first aid at the Wilson location in Toronto with a gentleman named Angelo. He was professional, polite well spoken and taught the 2 day class with amazing skills and great knowledge on the course. Action first aid should be proud to have a employee that demonstrates great pride in there work and represent the company at a high level. Well done Angelo keep up the great work. It was a pleasure



It’s located up stair inside DaVinci Banquet
Hall with a small A4 paper showed Action First Aid ( as the picture marked in this review).
I have been here for 2 times and I had good experiences here. The instructors excellent with great explanations and great demonstrations. I like the way they taught by giving scenarios were great way to deliver skills. Highly recommend!



This is my 5th course taken with action first aid. Usually in the Barrie location but this time was in Bracebridge. I’ve had nothing but amazing experiences each time & every instructor I’ve had has been wonderful. I got the pleasure of being taught by Eric today and he was great! He has a very good way of simplifying terms and explaining the human body in a way that everyone will understand. Keep up the good work!!


The instructor was amazing, he really knew his subject! I learnt lots of new staff, feels more confident. Thank you Corey!


Kass is amazing! I called and she answered the phone with a gusto that blew me away! My spirits immediately lifted, I responded with a positive energy that I can only hope matched her vibe. She continued with an increased sense of fervor and sense of tenacity. She went beyond the depths of her expected tasks, dove deep into an perilous abyss to solve the riddle of my question. Whether she had or hadn't been able to answer my question wasn't important. It was her gallant, fearless never give up attitude and commitment to customer satisfaction that was what impressed me. Her vibrant tone never skipped a beat through the peril, not once did I question the positive imminency of her success. Thank you Kass, for going above and beyond and sharing your bounteous buoyant attitude with me. - Rob


I don’t typically post reviews but thought this course was very well done it was worth positing. Very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. She was able to read the crowd and teach to the audience she had. Excellent hands on course with practical real life applications that could be life saving one day. Very well done.


I enjoyed taking the First Aid and CPR course. Instructor Jocelyn is very knowledgeable and she explained the details of the course in very understandable terms .Excellent hands on demonstrations.



First aid recertification course was excellent!! Instructor was very knowledgeable and extremely well spoken. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for first aid training!!


Just completed the 2 day cpr/first aid training course. Ryan was an awesome instructor! He went through the course outline with immense detail and made sure all questions were answered thoroughly. Thank you so much for such a great experience. Will definitely use Action First Aid for many years to come!


Exceptional training. Instructors are clearly knowledgeable and confident in their delivery. Hands on scenarios are very helpful for participants. Online components are detailed and cover many important elements of first aid.


This is a fantastic, beautiful facility filled with staff who genuinely care. You can tell a lot of the curriculum was created by people who are passionate about providing an education that truly saves lives. Most instructors are working healthcare professionals who live what they teach. The courses are affordable and accessible, and always leave an impression with me. I always walk away feeling confident in my skills.

I want to give a big shoutout to Sandra - I have taken her CPR recertification twice now and if I could request her as an instructor every time I would! She is incredibly wise, has a fantastic sense of humor, and teaches in a way that truly leaves a mark. She's also a very warm and supportive person, and will happily chat with you afterwards (something i've always taken full advantage of). Thank you Sandra!


Teresa was awesome! Such a great experience. Definitely better training then I’ve experienced in the past. Taught in such a way that it’s easy to remember and you feel comfortable using your knowledge. Thank you teresa


Jake was excellent. He was thorough and well versed with the subject. He had interesting examples to provide for each component. The delivery of the course was easy to understand, clear and comprehensive. He displayed tremendous amount of energy and was able to provide time to for each and every question.


Had my CPR training for school today. It's the first time I have done a blended course. It was a great experience. The videos in the first part were really well done, easy to understand. Part two was in person with Sandra. She was great! She kept the class interactive and fun, but still making sure we understood and knew those hands on techniques. I will definitely use action first again next time I have to renew!


Just completed the in-person portion of the blended first aid/CPR training. I found the online training modules very well done and put together. Easy to follow and very informative. (Enjoyed the blooper reels too). The in-person part was just as informative and very interactive. I enjoyed the group activities and scenarios. Very well put together package and Sandra L. was an absolute gem. Very detailed and clear instructions and information.


Just finished the two day Standard First Aid and CPR Level C course. It was a very informative class with a great mix of humour and interactive elements which kept everyone engaged. Thanks a bunch to Peter H for his keen instruction and for also sharing his personal experiences of administering first aid. I will recommend Action First Aid to anyone interested in taking such a course.


Jake was an absolute joy to work with. I have learned so much from him. I highly recommend him. He gets five stars from me.


I had the best first aid training and CPR. The instructor Peter was great and it was fun to be there , learning all the skills .


Very informative,. Jamie was excellent very good at explaining things and no issues asking questions..I was very pleased with the over all course and I welcome any refreshers down the Rd...thanks again Jamie.stay safe and thanks for everything you do...


Stacey Palen was very thorough and helpful through the entire course. She was able to answer all of the questions asked with great detail. Was not my first time taking the course and will not be my last.


I appreciated the course 100%! The instructor had an excellent way of getting the information through to us and she was well versed in her presentation. She always had answers to questions asked that led us to the correct understanding of the subject covered. I give 5 stars to this course because each of us came away with a clear understanding and zero puzzling questions!!



Principal, Simcoe County District School Board Action First Aid's blended learning format was the most impactful SFA/AED/CPR experience I have had in over 30 years with these certifications. As an educator and fitness instructor I found the variety of online activities, such as video demonstrations, short reading tasks, real life stories, and checks for understanding offered in multiple formats such as matching, multiple choice and open-ended questions highly engaging. The flexibility of completing the online modules on both my laptop and phone, and at times that were convenient for me, was also ideal. In fact, the level of detail with corresponding visuals helped me to consolidate my understanding of a few concepts better than ever before. The online component is then followed by a shorter, hands-on in-class session with one of Action First Aid's dynamic, experienced instructors. This blended format is a win-win that I'd highly recommend and will definitely pursue again!


By far the best cpr course I have ever attended! Peter H was very knowledgeable and his personality made it more interesting! Never a dull moment! ? Looking forward to 2025 in hopes Peter H hosts the course again! Thank you! Marilyn B


Great class. Instructor was awesome! Thank you!


Hands down the best first aid course. Samantha the instructor was very interactive and came up with lots of information. Took her time with us so we understand absolutely everything. Was a very nice and smooth riding course.


I really enjoyed learning first aid from May!


Great course. Had a wonderful and very professional and knowledgeable instructor. The training course is excellent at boosting the confidence of students and reinforcing specific points. Also, the venue used for the course was in an great location and set up perfectly.


Best first aid course I have ever taken in 30+ yrs


Very informative with an instructor who kept the class engaged so that the day passed quickly.


Great day with Teresa L. She kept the course real and anything but boring. I have had training with other companies but they do not compare to action first aid. Definatly recommed this company.



Email Submission This past weekend I visited my daughter in Michigan and her 3 year old ended up choking on an apple. It was very scary but I grabbed him from my daughter and bent him forward and gave one or two sharp whacks between the shoulder blades and the apple flew out. You bet I was happy I took the course.

What a great course! It was simplified and our instructor Michelle was wonderful! Highly recommend!


I have recently completed the Action First Aid course with John Nash. John not only kept the course interesting, but he also made the information retainable. I honestly thought it was going to be a long day doing this course, but John made it fun from beginning to end. John is a wonderful instructor and very informative. I would, hands down, recommend taking this course with John.


Great instructor and facilities


I finished my standard first aid and CPR today. Samantha was my instructor. She is so knowledgeable and patient with students. The way she transfers the information makes student to understand the concept better and enjoy at the same time.


Trainer Christine made learning fun and effective. Best cpr course, I'm glad I was there.


Just completed the Standard First Aid course with CPR - C. Did it over two days. Michelle our instructor was great, moved the course along and did well with the course participants - teenage boys!! Sometimes not an easy audience. A great refresher for me as I have taken the course many times before.


By far the best First Aid CPR training I have ever attended! The scenarios and interactive presentations were great. Jocelyn was the instructor. She is very knowledgeable, approachable and did an excellent job delivering the materials. So much better and far more effective than the usual Power Point presentations used by many organizations where participants can get bored, lose interest and don’t retain vital valuable information. A great method even during a pandemic with the necessary safety precautions. If somebody was looking for training I wouldn’t hesitate to say “Take Action!” Well done and thanks so much!


The Standard First Aid and CPR level C course was interactive and engaging. I am confident that when a situation arises that requires first aid I will be able to apply my knowledge!



Hands down Action first aid is the BEST first aid training center! I have been through many trainings and programs and Action really made the information interesting and streamlined. Even after going through a few complications everyone on the Action team was friendly and outgoing, as well as helpful and kind! From the moment my crew and I stepped foot in the building to after we were home and had follow-up questions, the Action team not only provided amazing support but went out of their way to assist you. I look forward to returning for more training


I completed the 2 day standard first aid course. May and Carlo were my instructors, they were amazing! They explained the content very clearly and facilitated hands on activities that helped me gain a better understanding. This is my second time coming to Action First Aid, I will continue to come here for courses because it is such a great organization with knowledgeable employees. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!! Sign up now & help save lives!


The instructors made the class interesting and fun. They kept the class engaged with different on hand scenarios. I would recommend action first aid to anyone needing a certificate. Great job May and Emily!


As always Action made my training experience today quick easy and convenient.
Every time I come to Action I am more impressed by the equipment, level of training and especially the staff.
Thanks very much.


Good Afternoon, Today I participated in your first aid course to update my training. Sometimes safety courses can be long and mundane but Hailey was able to maintain my interest throughout the entire class and she really kept me focused on learning in a fun way. We were told that this was her first class teaching solo, but I feel like she did an excellent job and was very professional and kind-hearted. I must admit that I forgot a lot of my training from when I last took the course, but she was able to answer all of my questions which made me even more confident and reassured my abilities. In addition, she really made a point to respect covid-19 health and safety protocols from the second I stepped through the doors. I felt safe while participating in the course and never felt like I was in a position to compromise that. I don't typically write reviews but today was a rare experience that I felt like I needed to share. Thank you Hailey for making my day enjoyable. You were very kind and informative, and I wish you nothing but the best in your future. Hopefully I see you again when I take more courses at Action First Aid. Thanks again!


One of the most fun CPR courses i’ve done, Ashley made it fun and informative while covering all skill levels. Great job guys!


My learning experience was very interesting and positive. The Instructor Lawrence was well prepared and answer all the Questions.
I recommend this place to anyone.


positive review Amazing instructors, friendly, professional and Knowledgeable. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for first aid and CPR certification! I work in healthcare and so I have to pay every year to get recertified. Best bang for your buck. 🙂


positive review Hands on, yet comfortable environment. My instructor was great, friendly and knowledgeable. She was a good, kind teacher . Their facility was clean and orderly. Overall enjoyable and hassle free. I've used another company twice before and Action blows them out of the water.


Thank you Kendra...you did our training this week and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart as yesterday while taking my mom to get a xray she had a stroke in my car !!!!!! Due to your teaching abilities I was able to not only recognize the signs but remembered to take note of the time and get her to hospital in time to receive the medication she needed. Again thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly believe your class saved my mothers life. Forever grateful,


positive review Had both Amanda and Jake the past two days for first aid/CPR. Both are phenomenal trainers that kept things light, interesting, and informative. Very impressed 🙂


positive review I have recently completed the standard first aid and CPR (Level HPC). Stacey was an amazing instructor who made the course very fun and interactive as well as going over all course material! Stacey is very knowledgeable about first aid and was able to answer all questions asked during the class as well as provide helpful feedback during all the scenarios. I highly recommend Action First Aid.



Would 100%, definitely recommend Action First Aid Barrie location!! Hands on learning, comfortable environment and informative instructor made the 2 days fly by!! I look forward to renewing my training in the future now!!



Good course - convenient location in Bracebridge. No more driving to Barrie for First Aid!


Awesome teacher ! Pete was very enthusiastic and it made it easy to learn!




Amanda was my instructor for my First Aid with AED/CPR Level C course and I honestly don't have enough good words to say about Amanda ! She made two loooong weekend days so much fun and educational .. These courses are not the typical boring desk and notes classes ... You are getting so much from the instructor you don't even need notes .. If you're looking for the right place to get your courses I would HIGHLY recommend "Action First Aid" ! I'm sure all the instructors are awesome but Amanda was seriously A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! And all the class agreed as well 😉 Thank you so much Amanda !!!



Ry and Jon were great instructors! Loved this course 🙂





Thanks Nash and Paul for doing an outstanding job in teaching us first aid, aed, and cpr. Your passion and energy was very much appreciated. Scenarios were a lot of fun!





I highly recommend this company to anyone! The instructor, Jon, made the class fun and enjoyable! Definitely will be returning in the future 🙂


I've never had an educational experience like today. A life saving educational experience. An engaging, entertaining, gut-laughing, reflective, and at times eye-watering experience thinking about what a traumatic life event must feel like. Thank you John Nash. Your teaching style is revolutionary. I feel like I want to keep in touch just to know I have someone on speed dial that has my back and keeps me calm in a situation where I have minutes to save a life. Cheers brother.


This is the best first aid program I have ever attended.




Fantastic Program! 🙂




Email Submission This past weekend I visited my daughter in Michigan and her 3 year old ended up choking on an apple. It was very scary but I grabbed him from my daughter and bent him forward and gave one or two sharp whacks between the shoulder blades and the apple flew out. You bet I was happy I took the course.


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