Emergency First Response Certification

Build your confidence as a rescuer

Quick Details

  • Build your confidence
  • Primary care (CPR)
  • Secondary care (First Aid)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Emergency first response training
  • Pre-req course for rescue diver
  • Price does not include EFR manual

Emergency First Response Certification

  • Emergency First Response training with Banyan Tree Divers focuses on building your confidence as a rescuer and increasing your willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. EFR course participants actively learn different aspects of emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful environment. All Emergency First Response training courses are supported by a self-study manual, video, and quick reference card to enhance learning and provide you with the confidence to rescue victims. This EFR course meets the Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level scuba ratings.
  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock, or who may have serious bleeding. You learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Emergency First Response Training

  • Most often 9 a.m. is a great time to begin. This course may be conducted at a beach park or your hotel. EFR takes three – four hours to complete.