Emergency First Response

Good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports

Emergency First Response

First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone, especially thoses involved in adventure sports.  Plus, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specialises in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!


CPR Training

The Fun Part

The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What You Learn

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
  • Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations
  • Through a combination of independent study and skills practice with an instructor, you’ll build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care


What You Need

GEAR:   Students must have their own EFR pocket mask for this training. These are available at our dive shop.

MATERIALS: The Emergency First Response Manual is required.  The EFR Care at a Glance card (a quick-reference guide for emergency situations) is highly recommended.  Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.

The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.

For all your learning materials and equipment, and registration contact us today.

PREREQUISITES:  To enroll in Emergency First Response courses, you simply need to care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency.  This training is appropriate for anyone including non-divers.


Class Start Dates

  • January 20, 2024
  • February 17, 2024
  • March 16, 2024
  • April 20, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • June 15, 2024
  • July 20, 2024
  • August 17, 2024
  • September 21, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • Deceomber 14, 2024

Call 410-381-1994 to register for any class.


What's Next

After completion of the Primary and Secondary Care courses, divers may take the PADI Rescue Diver course and the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course.  Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

Emergency First Response also offers Care for Children and other emergency training programs that may be of interest.


For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of our Team Members.