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TFS Education

Toronto Fire Services Continued Medical Education (CME)

Effective May 1, 2014, Toronto fire and paramedic services changed to the CCC treatment arm of the CPR study. Review the supporting video for details of the changeover and a message about high quality CPR.

Five techniques to improve CPR have been introduced as part of the 2013 AED/CPR recertification. View the video below to learn more.

Toronto Fire Services now uses a secure FTP process to send cardiac arrest files from the Zoll AED Pro defibrillators to the base hospital. View the video below for a brief tutorial.

Toronto Fire Services (TFS) and the Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine have developed a modular based program (26 Modules) in an effort to standardize the medical skills of the Operations Division personnel at TFS. The program is called the Firefighter Prehospital Care (FPC) Program. The program has been designed to be delivered to all 2,800 operations personnel over a five year period. Most of the modules require a practical session in order to be successful and the remainder are completed without a practical component.

We are reaching the completion of the 26 module program. Since January 2012, TFS personnel have attended two hour refreshers throughout the year. These refreshers are known as ‘Maintenance Modules’. Every two years, our firefighters recertify in the delegated act of defibrillation.

FPC Maintenance Module (MM) Directory

MM 1 - Primary Assessment, Vital Signs & FireRMS Medical Documentation
MM 2 - Patient Interview, Secondary Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries and Spinal Injuries
MM 3 – Managing Trauma to the Thorax & the Abdomen and Stretcher and Stair Chair Review
MM4 – Obstetrics & the Newborn, and Paediatric CPR/AED

TFS Firefighter Pre-hospital Care (FPC) Program Directory

Module 1 – System and Organizational Structure
Module 2 – Professionalism
Module 3 – Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Module 4 – Equipment, Infection Control and Routine Precautions
Modules 5, 7, 8 – Primary Patient Assessment, Airway Management and O2 Delivery, and Reporting and Documentation
Module 6 – Automated External Defibrillator (AED)/EPIpen Certification - 2015 Provider Certification
Module 7 – Secondary Patient Assessment
Module 8 – Reporting and Documentation
Module 9 – Securing, Lifting and Moving Patients
Module 10 – Respiratory Emergencies
Module 11 – Cardiovascular Emergencies
Module 12 – Abdominal Emergencies
Module 13 - Altered Mental Status Emergencies: Diabetes, Neurological and Other Causes
Module 14 – Multi-System Emergencies I: Allergy, Toxic Exposures and Overdose
Module 15 – Environmental Emergencies: Hypo/Hyperthermia, Frostbite and Drowning
Module 16 – Multi-System Emergencies II: Shock Syndrome and Mechanisms of Trauma
Module 17 – Head, Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries
Module 18 – Chest Injuries
Module 19 – Abdominal Injuries
Module 20 – Burns and Injuries to Soft Tissues, Face and Musculoskeletal System
Module 21 – Pediatrics
Module 22 – Obstetrics and the Newborn
Module 23 – Behavioral Emergencies
Module 24 - Unique Population Groups
Module 25 – Triage
Module 26 – Personal Health and Hygiene