First aid event coverage and education

First aid coverage for UBC events

A successful event is a safe event. Keep attendees at your event safer with first aid coverage by the First Aid Student Team (FAST). 

FAST is a group of UBC students certified in Standard First Aid and CPR who attend campus events to provide first aid coverage for attendees. Our goal is for everyone at an event to feel safe, secure, and cared for through our confidential, non-judgmental service. Your safety and the safety of your guests is our top priority. All UBC students, staff, faculty, and University Neighbourhood Association residents can request first aid coverage for their events at the Vancouver campus.

Types of events we cover

We’ve provided first aid coverage for a variety of events at UBC, including:

  • Undergraduate society events
  • Sporting and recreation events including UBC Recreation events link Storm the Wall and Day of the Longboat
  • University Neighbourhood Association events
  • Parties and social events

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Request a workshop

FAST offers a variety of workshops by request to student groups to better prepare you for common first aid issues.

Workshops are typically 1 hour in length. We offer:

Overdose first aid

BC and Canada are in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. In this workshop, you will reflect on the subject of substance use and its impacts, examine stigma and biases you may hold that would prevent helping, and gain practical strategies you can use to minimize the risk of substance use for yourself and others. These skills will increase participants' confidence to recognize and help an overdose situation and make UBC a safer place.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Minimize harm in situations with substance use
  • Identify ways to prevent overdose
  • Recognize and help someone who is overdosing

Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

Presented by: First Aid Student Team member and/ or Health Promotion Strategists

Alcohol first aid 

For many students at UBC, alcohol is something that they will likely encounter along their academic journeys. Whether this be drinking yourself or being around others who are drinking, alcohol can be a social and fun way to connect with others in your community and meet new people. While alcohol can have its positive benefits, it is equally important to identify and know how to respond to the risks associated with drinking. This workshop will give attendees the skills and knowledge to assess the risks and dangers of alcohol as well as minimize harm in alcohol-related incidences.

By the end of this workshop, individuals will be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of alcohol and its impacts
  • Assess the stigma surrounding alcohol usage
  • Minimize harm in situations involving alcohol
  • Practice scenarios concerning alcohol poisoning and intoxication

Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

Presented by: First Aid Student Team member and/ or Health Promotion Strategists

First aid kit 101

Got an interest in first aid, but never had the time to take a course? Want to learn how to better treat injuries, with what equipment? The First Aid Kit 101 workshop is a great introduction to the contents contained in a typical first aid kit. In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of first aid equipment, when to use them, and some useful "last resort” first aid equipment alternatives for when you don’t have a first aid kit available. Your newfound knowledge will then be reinforced through realistic interactive review scenarios.

By the end of this workshop, individuals will be able to:

  • Name different types of first aid kit equipment
  • Learn when it is appropriate to use certain equipment
  • Determine useful “last resort” first aid equipment alternatives

Time: 1 hour

Presented by: First Aid Student Team member

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Contact us

Get in touch if you have questions or would like more information about what we offer.


First Aid Student TeamStudent Services

firstaid.team@ubc.ca