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. Self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards are used to enhance learning and allow you to start practicing right away.

EFR courses meet the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue course and all professional-level ratings. The EFR teachings are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

The course lasts only one day (lunch included), covering:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) 

  • Skill development

  • Skill practice through emergency scenarios