Emergency First Response - EFR

First aid and CPR


Medical Form

The medical needs to be filled out and returned by the date your course begins. Students will be unable to complete their course without an approved medical. Please call us for details.

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Executive Upgrade

The executive upgrade is applicable to any learning package.

For an additional $219.99 to the course price, we include the optional equipment for divers interested in owning some of the most common personal items, at an affordable price with free boots and a log book!

  • ProBlue Dive Mask
  • Mares Semi-Dry Snorkel
  • Mares X-3 Superchannel Fins
  • Free 7mm Akona wet boots
  • Free Torpedo Rays Logbook

Who should take this course?

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

What will you learn?

  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
  • Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
  • CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
  • EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.

Purchase a Package

 
Standard EFR Course

$89.99

Half-Day Course

In-Store Practical Session

Purchase
 
Included in the cost of the course is a Non-refundable $50 deposit. The deposit can be applied to any course if you need to put the course off for a period of time.

2017 Course Schedule

Choose either our weekend or weekday evening schedules to meet you needs.

Course Number Schedule Class / Pool Ocean
EFR 117 Tues Feb 21 N/A
EFR 217 Wed Mar 22 N/A
EFR 317 Thurs April 20 N/A
EFR 417 Tues May 16 N/A
EFR 517 Wed Jun 14 N/A
EFR 617 Thurs Jul 13 N/A
EFR 717 Tues Aug 8 N/A
EFR 817 Wed Sept 13 N/A
EFR 917 Thurs Oct 19 N/A
EFR 1017 Tues Nov 14 N/A
EFR 1117 Thurs Dec 13 N/A