First Aid

Knowledge of First Aid is important in the forest industry where accidents and other medical emergencies may occur in remote locations. Training in First Aid can help save lives and prevent injuries. Awareness of potential dangers can reduce risk of personal injury by up to 45%.

Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia (FSS) offers courses in First Aid and CPR that have been specifically designed for the forest industry. A 2-day program is offered province wide and is delivered on specific employer request. A schedule and more information may be obtained through:

Other First Aid and CPR course providers in Nova Scotia and their contact information includes:

St. John Ambulance, NS/PEI Council, offers various courses in First Aid and CPR. Information may be accessed through:

  • web site Saint John Ambulance, which includes an online calendar for courses and training available, dates and communities
  • telephone for Mainland NS 1-800-565-5056; Cape Breton 1-888-633-1115

Red Cross offers various First Aid and CPR training and courses. Information may be accessed through:

  • Canadian Red Cross Atlantic web site
  • NS Region 1-888-577-7267
  • Cape Breton Service Centre 1-902-564-4114
  • Bridgewater Service Centre (902) 543-8565
  • Truro Service Centre (902) 895-3894
  • Kentville Service Centre (902) 678-0415


Guide to identification and information about poisonous plants in Nova Scotia
- Online

NSDNR Woodlot Management Home Study Program
- Online or Mail
Module 6 - Chainsaw Use & Safety