Requirements: None
Time: 8 hours
Includes Automatic External Defibrilator(AED) Training

Emergency First Response
Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response - $125

Emergency First Response is available to divers and non-divers alike. It is designed to teach students CPR and emergency care procedures. The EFR course also meets the prerequisites for the PADI Rescue Diver & Divemaster certifications.

Whether you take this class for personal growth, community involvement, or diving requirement reasons, you'll be glad you did. Learn what to do in an emergency! Course includes "Automatic External Defribilator" (AED) and "Care for Children" training!

Checklist

  • Meet at the shop at 8:00 AM
  • Read the entire EFR book and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter. Yes, you do need to write in your book!
  • Watch the EFR DVD or video.
  • Bring all of your materials to class each day.
  • Be prepared to have fun!!!!
  • 48 Hour Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

I just wanted to let you know that tonight I had the misfortune to need my EFR training. On our way back from my parents' cabin, my vehicle (four friends and I) was first-on-scene at a moose hit.

It was not a pretty sight. The car that had hit the moose was mangled pretty badly, though after we parked the car a safe distance away and walked back, both occupants were out of the vehicle and standing around. Another person had stopped at this time and was calling for help, while my friend placed road flares on the highway to warn of the situation.

Oddly enough, I don't remember thinking through any of my EFR training tonight, though I know it was used. When I think back to analyze the situation, everything I did was within the training -- ABCD and most of 'S' were met (both patients were conscious, breathing was not a problem, they expressed no pain other than superficial scrapes and cuts, and they were walking around normally, indicating no spinal injuries), and we were treating for shock and secondary issues (there was a lot of glass that had scraped up the patients.)

It took approximately 20 minutes for the police and ambulance (Code 3, even!) to show up, however due to the EFR training portion that talked about scene management, there I don't think there would have been a problem if they had taken even longer. The traffic was being directed appropriately, and everybody was working together to stay safe and keep these people in as good of shape as possible.

I want to thank you for providing this training -- I'm certain that my response would have been very different without it.

~Kris Benson