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Bandages Advanced Response Training (A.R.T.) strives to prepare students to confidently respond to emergencies by teaching them to;

  • improvise with resources around them
  • adapt their skills and knowledge
  • overcome the challenges that are unique to each situation

This is achieved by;

  • teaching students to depend on themselves and become self sufficient in times of crisis
  • emphasizing personal and team safety as paramount and to never put either at risk
  • focusing on 'the real' emergency as opposed to the 'final test/exam'

The training programs;

  • meet and exceed certification requirements and standards
  • are tailored to the specific content needs of the students
  • can be scheduled at times convenient for the client


ShannonShannon Koppenhoefer

Shannon is the Director of Advanced Response Training and Lead Trainer. She has been providing training in pre-hospital emergency care and first aid for over 20yrs. Over these years, she has taught at both private, public and community college levels

Shannon’s professional background is as an Advanced Care Paramedic, Wilderness Medical Technician and Tactical Paramedic. She has been working as a paramedic for over 11yrs with experiences in urban, remote and wilderness settings.

As an instructor and instructor trainer for agencies such as the Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society of Canada, Shannon is an accomplished and respected trainer in urban, aquatic and wilderness pre-hospital care.


    Red Cross Authorized Provider Lifesaving Society of Canada
  Our clients include...  
      Ariss Residential Services
City View Chiropractic
Camp Big Canoe
Camp Kee-mo-kee
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Easter Seals of Canada
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Natural Resources
North Perth Fire Department
Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre
Peel Board of Education
University of Toronto
Queen's University
Scouts Canada
Waterloo Region Board of Education
Wilfred Laurier University
YMCA Canada 




Teaching you to Improvise, adapt and overcome!

Revised: November 24, 2009

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