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Emergency First Response Specialty Course


Emergency First Response Specialty Course

Stock No. EFR
CA$ 79.99

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

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses

  • 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


  • Must be 12 years of age or older. 

The Learning Materials You Need

Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you’ll build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. Students read and complete exercises in the EFR Textbook before class. The Classroom session will consist of a mix of video presentations, instructor lecture and hands-on, scenario-based training.

The Emergency First Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. 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.

Your Next Adventure

Beside the Primary and Secondary Care Courses, Emergency First Response offers Care for Children and other emergency training programs. After completing Primary and Secondary Care, 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.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVE SOURCE Team members.

What certification level do I need to take this course?: You don’t need any certification. This course is open to anyone (divers & non-divers) at any level over the age of 12!

Is there an open water/ pool session?: No, this course is done in the classroom only.

What do I do with the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Manual?: Students in the classroom-based course use read the entire manual and complete all the exercises prior to the class.

What do I need for gear?: Students should bring the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Manual with them to the class.

What is the course flow?:  Class runs for approx. 6 hours and will usually run on the weekend or during a weekday evening. The Classroom session will consist of a mix of video presentations, instructor lecture, and hands-on, scenario-based training.

Does the course have maximum students allowed?: The class is offered to 8 students at a time. However, it could be smaller depending on enrollment numbers.

Can I use Dive Zone discount coupons on this course?: Dive Zone members may use their discounts as specified on their membership cards.

What happens if I fail to show up or have to reschedule?: If a student cancels with less than 7 days notice, shows up unprepared, is absent or significantly late, they may retake the class the next time it is offered with a rescheduling fee of $40 (no refunds).

What if I am unable to pass the program? Students may schedule a one hour tutorial and re-write for $30. However, the class rate is very successful and is more unlikely you will fail.

Sorry, we don't have any dates available at the moment for this course. Contact us and we'll try to accommodate you.

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