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A comprehensive two-day course designed for those providing first aid in a marine environment.

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C

A comprehensive two-day course designed for those providing first aid in a marine environment.

***NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS*** For COVID safety reasons we are only running a blended (half online, half in person) Marine Basic First Aid course at this time - click here to switch to the blended course!

The Canadian Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid course is a comprehensive two-day first aid training program designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. The first aid course skills are very similar to the Standard First Aid course - the main difference is that the scenarios used are taken from the marine/fishing industry. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E.

At Alert First-Aid, we not only believe it our job to teach you the required information, but to ensure you feel confident and empowered when treating injuries. We do this with our hands-on learning approach, running realistic first aid scenarios that are relevant for you, using real first aid supplies in-class, and encouraging you to ask questions and practice in a safe and fun environment. All of our instructors go through a comprehensive training course and mentorship program before they are ready to teach a first aid course with Alert First-Aid.

Full Course Length 16 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C includes:

  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons

FAQs

How long is Marine basic first aid valid for?

Marine Basic First Aid expires after 3 years, so you will need to retake the course every 3 years to keep it maintained.

What is marine basic first aid?

Marine Basic First Aid is a 2 day course that is essentially the very same as Red Cross Standard First Aid, with a few extra topics specific to the marine environment, such as communication in an emergency on the water, and added emphasis on the topics of drowning, hypothermia, and shock. We offer this course regularly in a blended format, where you can do the knowledge portion online, and then complete the course with an 8-hour in-class session.

Why do aquatic Marines need first aid?

Transport Canada has jurisdiction over first aid requirements for people who work on the water. There are two types of Marine First Aid Courses. For those who work on smaller craft or lower risk environments. Marine Basic First Aid is the appropriate course.Marine Basic First Aid is a 2 day course that is essentially the very same as Red Cross Standard First Aid, with a few extra topics specific to the marine environment, such as communication in an emergency on the water, and added emphasis on the topics of drowning, hypothermia, and shock. We offer this course regularly in a blended format, where you can do the knowledge portion online, and then complete the course with an 8-hour in-class session. Marine Advanced First Aid may be required for those who work on larger vessels or higher risk environments. Marine Advanced First Aid is essentially the very same as a Red Cross First Responder course with a few added ‘marine topics’ and This is an intensive week long course.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will receive both a Red Cross certification in Marine Basic First Aid and a Transport Canada certification. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

***NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS*** For COVID safety reasons we are only running a blended (half online, half in person) Marine Basic First Aid course at this time - click here to switch to the blended course!

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Marine Basic First Aid course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

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Who should take this course?

  • Fishing guides
  • coast guards
  • commercial fishers
  • fishing engaged on a near coastal voyage (class 1/NC1/class 2/NC2/sheltered waters voyage/SW)

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Have done first aid before mostly book work. Liked the hands on work.

Willie Moon Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

A lot more fun than I expected, it was nice to learn without being stressed out the whole time.

Kamille Villeneuve Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great balance between professionalism and fun. The learning atmosphere was comfortable. Excellent! I feel prepared to apply my knowledge when needed.

Chelsea Archer Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very interactive! Excellent scenarios that guided us through all of the course material and made the exercises fun and memorable. The instructor was very passionate and energetic. I feel confident to perform CPR in ANY setting!

Megan Salcak CPR HCP, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Nathan was funny and awesome. I like the hands on scenarios rather than bookwork and tests! Thank you Nathan!

Brittany Carriere Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Andrew was awesome!! Made the course exciting and interesting, which helped me retain the information better. By far the best first aid instructor I’ve had!!

Arianna Wood HCP Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

"Mike was an awesome instructor - very smart, entertaining and helpful. Will definitely be back when it is time to upgrade/recertify."

Justine Johnson Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Great course! Gary is a very strong and proficient teacher. The activities were fun and informative. I’ll be back for future courses!

Adam Johnston Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Best instructor I've had. Makes you feel really comfortable in the room, especially during scenarios. Light humor which makes it fun.

Alannah Ash CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Mike was a very good instructor. He displayed enthusiasm which made the course more lively and interesting. He also provided helpful feedback during exercises.

Emilie Longtin Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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