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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 View Locations

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
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

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.

Really enjoyed the course; fun, funny, informative instructor & class atmosphere. Refreshments were a nice touch. Will definitely recommend course! (Much better than St. John’s Ambulance).

Megan Drolet Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I appreciated all the hands on scenarios & practice, much better than book learning. Presented with enthusiasm & knowledge

Pat Thorne Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Easy to understand and gave great instruction! He also had a great mustache.

Ally Giraron Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It was a lot more fun & interactive than I assumed. It was a good weekend.

Jessica Vos Standard First Aid, 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

This was a great course. I highly recommend it!

Amy Nairn 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

"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

I have taken/taught many basic first aid courses; this was one of the most effective in terms of entertainment, good discussion, knowledge and practical education. Mike is an excellent instructor - thank you. Fully recommend.

James Mayall Marine Basic First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Nathan was awesome. I had very little sleep as I have PTSD and have a difficult time learning, especially on 3 hours sleep. But he made it make sense, completely memorable and easy for me.

Erin Gray Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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