The Héros urbain squad was set up in 2011 by the Corporation d’urgences-santé. The squad is made up of paramedics who travel to public places to teach you how to save lives. The original 30-minute training session was created jointly with the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec and Heart & Stroke (formerly the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec). It is now a 50 minutes training session including a 20 minute training session on how to control an important bleed.
During the 30-minute course, Urgences-santé paramedics will show you how to respond in an emergency. You will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), as well as techniques for clearing airways when someone is choking.
Upon completion of the training course, Urgences-santé, in partnership with Heart & Stroke (formerly the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec), will send you your Héros en trente™ certificate.
Various organizations offer more in-depth training in CPR: