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Emergency First Response courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and incorporate Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use. Emergency First Response also offers comprehensive First Aid at Work courses, specifically designed to meet national and international compliance standards for CPR and first aid courses in the workplace. Emergency First Response courses are flexible in design to accommodate scheduling and training needs. They can be taught together or alone in any combination. 


The Emergency First Response courses build lay rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Participants learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.

Emergency First Response Courses

Primary Care (CPR) Course

* 3 Hours

Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management

Secondary Care (1st aid) Course


* 2 hours

Secondary Skills taught in this course:

  • Injury Assessment

  • Illness Assessment

  • Bandaging

  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures


Care for Children course


* 3 Hours

The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to help an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing first aid skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to help an infant or child in need.

CPR & AED course

* 3 Hours

The EFR CPR & AED course teaches the basic principles of CPR and how to deploy and use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) in an emergency situation. This life saving device can increase a patient’s chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent.

CPR & First Aid Course

* 3.5 Hours

Provides a combination of the Primary Care Course and the Secondary Care Course

CPR & First Aid with AED Course

* 4 Hours

This is the course we recomend for PADI Rescue Divers. Course consists of CPR, First Aid and AED Use

EFR Instructor

* 8 Hours

Build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children, CPR & AED courses.

EFR Instructror Trainer

* 2 Days

Designed for busy people and has built in flexibility. Instructor Trainer candidates accomplish knowledge development through an online program that is flexible and easy to understand so they progress at their own pace and complete the course as their schedule permits. The online component is followed by a live practical training session with Hamden Scuba EFR Instructor Trainer.

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