Emergency First Responder Course



Emergency First Response is an innovative CPR/First Aid program. Primary Care (CPR) prepares you to render aid to those with life-threatening emergencies. Secondary Care (first aid) trains you to you assist those in need when Emergency Medical Services are either delayed or unavailable. This course is suitable for an HSE First Aid appointed person at work.


Mission Statement:

One of the most important courses run at the Academy, The Emergency First Responder (EFR) Course introduces divers to the extended range of land-based rescue skills. Now that candidates have a diverse skills set from completing the Open Water & Advanced Diver Programme, EFR extends knowledge of non-professional medical care for candidates to administer emergency care in life-threatening situations. The course is the foundation block for the PADI Rescue Diver Course and a great team building course for those going on expedition.

Academy students learn how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The candidate gains confidence in their ability to provide Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when emergency situations arise though scenario practice. Secondary Care (First Aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Divers focus on first aid assessment through knowledge development, skill practice & emergency scenarios.

Know safety, no injury. No safety, know injury. – Anonymous

Course Programme Highlights:

During your course programme, Academy divers will complete the following:

Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care Course Outline:

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Primary Care Section:

  • Scene safety assessment
  • Communicable disease protection
  • Primary assessment
  • Rescue breathing
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Conscious and unconscious choking
  • Obstructed airway management
  • Serious bleeding management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal injury management

Secondary Care Section:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness assessment
  • Bandaging and splinting for dislocations and fractures
  • Defibrillator training and emergency oxygen use

After completion of this programme, Advanced Open Water Divers are now eligible to participate on the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Once the course is completed it is valid for 2 years, but refreshers can be undertaken to retain status.

Academy Divers have exclusive access to our My Classroom e-Learning facilities alongside PADI Materials access to combine with their dive skills in both confined and open water environments.

What's Included

  • All relative PADI course materials
  • Sunken Dreams My Classroom e-Learning Media
  • Scuba Diving related training aids
  • Scuba Diving Equipment suitable for the the Programme
  • Professional Dive Instructor & Tuition
  • Liability Forms, Relative Paper Work
  • Academy Membership Update
  • Examinations
  • PADI PIC Card certification (only for ‘full’ programmes or where stated)
  • Completed paperwork and pre-dive administration
  • Sunken Dreams Member(s) of Staff Account Manager
  • Full PADI Diver Certifications

What's Not Included

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Courses Included

Emergency First Response

Age Requirements

Min Dive Experience

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Course Type

Emergency First Responder Primary & Secondary Care