OMFRC Competitions

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, the 2020 Provincial OMFRC Competition Committee has determined that the Competition set for Saturday May 23, 2020 has been postponed until further notice. Any updates to this postponement will be posted on this site when available.

Coronavirus Public Health Advisory Task Force: is reinforcing and advocating hand hygiene, social distancing and that people remain home.

Our 2020 Zone Competition was held on Saturday March 7, 2020 around the Provincial at several Zone Competition sites.  Congratulations to the many participating teams across our eight zones.

Our 2019 Provincial Competition was last held on May 25, 2019 in Toronto at The Branson Ambulatory Care Centre,  555 Finch Avenue West.  Congratulations to the twenty-three participating teams from across the Province and Thank you to the over one hundred and sixty volunteers that came out to support the work of the OMFRC Competition Committee to host these teams.

The history of St. John Ambulance first aid competitions dates back to the 1890’s in England, to 1914 in Canada and to 1918 in Ontario.

The objectives of these first aid competitions are to improve the efficiency and quality of care provided by first aiders, to accustom first aiders to work in all types of surroundings, to build confidence in first aiders, to stimulate a healthy rivalry between competing teams, to provide the opportunity for competitors to meet and interact with their colleagues from across the province, and to allow members of the public to view the excellent care St. John Ambulance trained first aiders provide.

The “Policies, Procedures, and Rules” can be found within this official Ontario Medical First Response Competition website.

Paul Sims CStJ, R.N., E.M.C.A.
Competitions Committee 2019-2020
St. John Council for Ontario

The Online Competition Resource Collection

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