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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.

Most of our Marine Basic First Aid courses at this time are offered as a blended (half online, half in person) course - click here to switch to the blended course schedule!

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.

Most of our Marine Basic First Aid courses at this time are offered as a blended (half online, half in person) course - click here to switch to the blended course schedule!

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.

It made me feel more confident about the knowledge and skills I was learning to know we were learning more than standard Red Cross training. The info was intuitive and easy to learn. 

Geraldine Bulosan Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Enjoyed the course – Mike’s humour well appreciated. I’d recommend others to this program. Thanks.

Chad Dickie Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very effective teacher. Gives fair evaluation of both strengths and weaknesses. Communicates very well with classroom. Highly knowledgeable. 

Gail Abdai First Aid Instructor Transfer, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This class was one of the best I've taken. The instructor was great in pass along the needed information as well as making it enjoyable. I'll be recommending Alert!

Katrina Whitney-Griffiths Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Jaimie was a terrific teacher. His instructor course exemplified all the skills and methods he wanted to instill in his students."

Alex First-Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"It was a lot of information to take in; however, it was presentred in a very manageable and understandable way."

Jessica Rasmussen Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Great course activities. Made it fun and interesting.

Sonja J. Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Excellent course, excellent instructor. Would definitely advise others to take the course with Mike. Great job! Thank you!

Heather & James Wilke CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Everythng went smoothly, and the instructor was fantastic and could not have done a better job."

Peter Mann CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Chris was great! Very enthusiastic, approachable and had a good sense of humour!

Paige CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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