Join MSERT!

Applications for the 2018-2019 year are now closed!

Interested in joining the McGill Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT)? This page aims to provide you with some of the general information regarding the recruitment process. The full 2018-19 MSERT recruitment application guide will be posted in the summer of 2018 and recruitment will begin in September. We encourage anyone interested in developing their first aid knowledge and skills to apply to be a part of our service.

Our recruitment process occurs once each year, during the month of September, and is divided into two sequential parts:

Stage 1: Online application & written Standard First Aid test (proof of First Aid certification required)

Stage 2: First aid scenario simulation & interview

For more information on joining the team and the recruitment process, click the link below to view our 2018 Application Guide.

Important Dates

Thursday, September 13th, 2018; 6-8pm

Location: McGill Gym, Room 305/306 (475 Pine Ave W, Montreal, QC H2W 1S4)

Opens: Monday, September 10th, 2018

Closes: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 (11:59 PM)

Monday, September 24th: 4:00-8:00pm & Tuesday, September 25th, 2018: 5:30-9:30pm

Location: McGill Gym, Room 305/306 (475 Pine Ave W, Montreal, QC H2W 1S4)

Saturday, September 29th & Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Location: Participants who move on to stage 2 of recruitment will be emailed the location and time of the event.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the team, it is required for you to have:

A valid Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR C certification or a certification that is deemed to be more advanced than Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR C (i.e. Canadian Red Cross First Responder) that was issued between the dates of:

November 1st 2015 and September 25th 2018

A valid Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR C certification or a certification that is deemed to be more advanced than Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR C (i.e. Canadian Red Cross First Responder) that was issued between the dates of:

November 1st 2015 and September 25th 2018

OR

A valid equivalent* or more advanced certification from one of the following four first aid providers: 

Canadian Ski Patrol

Lifesaving Society

St. John Ambulance

Heart and Stroke

*In order for a certification to be equivalent to the Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR-C, the course must have been a minimum of 16 hours in duration, taught by one of the other four national first aid providers (Canadian Ski Patrol, Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, or Heart and Stroke), and covered the following topics:

Asthma, choking (adult, child, and infant)…

Angina, heart attack, stroke, TIA, shock, respiratory distress, hyperventilation, asthma, assisting with medication, allergic reactions, anaphylaxis…

CPR and AED for adult, child, infant and other special considerations…

Deadly bleed, puncture wounds, nose bleeds, impaled objects, knocked out teeth, eye injuries, ear injuries, infections, amputations, crush injuries, penetrating chest injuries, pneumothorax, hemothorax, blunt chest injuries, flail chest, burns…

Concussions, scalp injuries…

Forearm and collarbone breaks, dislocated shoulders, broken ankles…

Fainting, diabetic emergencies, seizures, childbirth…

Frostbite, hypothermia, snow blindness, heat-related emergencies, drowning…

Poisons, bites, substance misuse

FAQ

Yes! Review all of the knowledge and skills covered in the Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED-C course (see content above).

Unfortunately, we only hold one recruit new team members in the Fall semester.

For any questions about the application process and the stages involved, contact us at msert.firstaid@gmail.com.

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