Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response: Your Lifesaving Skills

Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or just want to be prepared for emergencies, mastering CPR and first aid is essential. Not only are these skills crucial for your safety during adventure sports, but they’re also a requirement for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

At Emergency First Response, an esteemed PADI affiliate, we specialize in teaching these life-saving techniques, and they’re not exclusive to divers. In fact, most of our PADI Instructors are also certified Emergency First Response Instructors!

Discover the Fun Side

What sets Emergency First Response apart is our approach to teaching serious medical emergency response skills in a positive and upbeat environment. We believe that learning these skills should be engaging and empowering, giving you the confidence to assist in any emergency situation.


What You’ll Master in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR and layperson-level rescue breathing
  • Optional training in automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Effective prevention and management of shock
  • Techniques for handling spinal injuries
  • Proper use of barriers to reduce the risk of disease transmission
  • Essential first aid principles and considerations for first aid kits

Your Learning Journey

Through a combination of self-paced study and hands-on training with our expert instructors, you’ll develop the competence and self-assurance needed to provide essential emergency care. Our Primary and Secondary Care Manual, along with instructional DVDs featuring emergency scenarios and step-by-step skill demonstrations, will be your trusted companions.

Additionally, our Emergency First Response Care at a Glance card is a handy quick-reference guide designed to fit in your glove compartment or backpack. It’s an invaluable addition to any first-aid kit or disaster preparedness gear.

As a bonus, your EFR manual is included in your course fee.


To enroll in Emergency First Response courses, all you need is a genuine concern for the well-being of others and a desire to be equipped to assist in medical emergencies.

Your Next Adventure

Beyond the Primary and Secondary Care Courses, Emergency First Response offers specialized training, including Care for Children and other emergency programs.

Once you’ve completed the Primary and Secondary Care course, consider taking the PADI Rescue Diver course and the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses will equip you with a comprehensive set of skills to handle scuba diver emergencies confidently.

Get started on your journey to becoming a confident and capable first responder with Emergency First Response today!

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