Prepared Diver

EFR, Emergency First Response

EFR, Emergency First Response


NOTE: Dive Masters & IDC Candidates as well as others - need to have taken EFR or an update in the last 24 months to maintain their rating!

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component. The company's award-winning programs and state of the art training materials make it a favorite among divers and non-divers around the world because being prepared for an emergency is good for everyone! Most people have found that the EFR Program to be important skill for every day life. By taking a significant step in emergency preparedness, you will feel confident that you can provide care should an emergency situation arise.

Our courses meet OSHA Guidelines 29 CFR 1910.151 compliance standards for workplace safety at the local, regional and national levels. Courses follow Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and emergency cardio-pulmonary care standards set by the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Other organizations that recognize EFR as meeting their requirements are United States Coast Guard, The Boy Scouts of America, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), to name a few.

What do I need to start?

• No prior certification required (do not have to be a scuba diver)
• No minimum age limit (from 3 years old to 103!)

What will I do?

The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for classroom and hands-on skill development session with your instructor. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.

How long will it take?

Depending on the amount of independent study and the class size, the Primary Care and Secondary Care courses may be completed in as little as four hours to five hours.

What is included?

• Participant Manual & Certification card
• Emergency First Response® Barrier Key Chain with Gloves
• Emergency First Response® Training Bandage Pack
• Recommend a pocket mask

Course Options: 

  • EFR Primary Care (CPR & other life threatening injuries/illnesses)
  • EFR Secondary Care (First Aid)
  • EFR Care for Children
  • DAN, Divers Alert Network - expand your emergency preparedness!
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider (PADI / DAN)
Ready to become an instructor in EFR?  Take the Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Contact us for details on how to hold an EFR course at your work place or organization.