First aid event coverage and education

First aid coverage for UBC events

FAST is a group of UBC students certified in Standard First Aid and CPR, we attend campus events to provide first aid coverage for attendees. Our aim is for everyone at an event to feel safer and cared for through confidential, non-judgmental service. You and your guest's health & safety 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 free of charge.

Types of events we cover

  • Undergraduate society events
  • Sporting and recreation events
  • University Neighbourhood Association and community events
  • Parties and social events

Request first aid coverage

Request a workshop

FAST offers a variety of workshops and booths 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 workshop

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

AED Awareness Booth

Only 5% of individuals will survive a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital; however, if an AED is used within the first five minutes, these odds increase to 30%. - 50%! If an AED is used within the first minute of a cardiac arrest, the individual's chance of survivial jumps up to 90%! This booth teaches passerbys about AEDs, how they work, how to use them, and most importantly, where many are located across campus!

By visiting this booth, you will:

  • Learn what AED is in your building
  • Identify where AEDs are located around campus
  • Learn how an AED works to treat cardiac arrest
  • Practice a scenario involving an AED

Get more information or request a workshop

Join the First Aid Student Team

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