PADI Emergency First Response (EFR)


Emergency First Response is one of the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and First Aid training organizations, with more than 56,000 instructors worldwide. It 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!

Why Emergency first Response® (EFR)?

EFR gives you the basic tools you need to perform CPR and first aid. Whether you’re a diver or a non-diver, EFR EFR-001prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations.

The EFR is aimed at both non-divers and divers. We can work closely with schools/businesses to provide courses to the local community. Group discounts also arranged. The following EFR course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care.

What do I need to start?

  • No dive certification required
  • No minimum age limit

What will I do?

This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. It will also focus on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) and how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

EFR is a medically based, hands-on course that covers basic training in:

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • emergency care70091 EFR Primary and Secondary Care Participant Manual
  • primary and secondary care

How long will it take?

  • Approx 8 hours

What will I need?

  • EFR Visual Workbook
  • EFR Medical Emergency Manual
  • Home Emergency Medical Plan

Where can I go from here?

If you’re already certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver, this satisfies your PADI Rescue Diver CPR prerequisite.

How much will it cost me?

EFR includes manual, certification fee and the days tuition.

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