First Aid & CPR: Emergency First Response Course

CPR and First Aid: Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care

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 nonstressful learning environment. 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. The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

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.

Upcoming Emergency First Responder Classes Full Instruction Schedule here

Class: Dates & Times: Instructor: Cost: Space


Minimum age Open to all ages.
Equipment provided by student None
Services provided by Aquatic Safaris One classroom session.
Course cost $85 per student.
Required books & materials EFR manual – included in course fee.
Additional expenses NONE.

Your Next Adventure

After completing Primary and Secondary Care, take the PADI Rescue Diver course and the DAN Oxygen First Aid for SCUBA Diving Injuries course. Together, these courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.
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