We are postponing all in-person courses until further notice due to COVID-19. We want to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus, and are unable to carry on in-person first aid or Foodsafe courses while maintaining social distancing. We are looking into alternative delivery methods, and will resume courses as soon as it is safe to do so.

With the healthcare workers putting their lives at risk and the shortage that is sure to come, our incoming masks will now be reserved for health organizations that need them. We are reaching out and working alongside them to ensure they have the protection they need. If this is you, you can see what we have available here – let us know how we can help.

First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR Level C

Due to COVID-19, all in-person courses have been postponed until further notice.

We are working on alternate delivery methods and will have more information soon. We will be running in-person courses again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Did you know only 1 in 5 Canadians has taken a First Aid/CPR course in the past three years?

Marine Basic First Aid is a comprehensive two-day course designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. This first aid course is 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 dealing with injuries. We do this with our hands-on learning approach, running first-aid scenarios that are relevant for you, encouraging you to use real first-aid supplies and to ask questions and practice in a safe and fun environment. All of our first aid instructors go through a comprehensive training and mentorship program before they are ready to teach a first aid first aid course with Alert First-Aid.  

Marine Basic First Aid Course Schedule

Marine First Aid Training Schedule - Victoria BC

Marine First Aid Training Schedule - Nanaimo B.C.

Marine First Aid Training Schedule - Duncan B.C.

Marine First Aid Training Schedule - Vancouver BC

Marine Basic First Aid Course Content 

Adult CPR     AED 
Child CPR   Wound care & building a first aid kit
Two-person CPR   Head and spine injuries
Clearing an airway   Bone, muscle and joint injuries
Shock   Sudden Medical Emergencies
Heart Attack   Environmental Emergencies
Stroke   Poisons

Participants spend the majority of the course doing hands-on first-aid and participating in first-aid scenarios.

Marine Basic First Aid Course Materials

A virtual manual is included. Hard copy manuals are available for an additional $10.00.

Standard First Aid & CPR Manual 

Marine Basic First Aid Course Certification

Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.

This course meets Transport Canada Training Program Standards in Marine First-Aid (TP 13008E). This Canadian Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certification is valid for 3 years.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

Full Course Length: 16 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Duncan B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver BC

Click here to view the Red Cross Marine First Aid course objectives
Click here to view the Red Cross Marine First Aid training brochure
Click here to view the Marine First Aid Kit Contents
Click here to view the Canadian Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid Fact Sheet

Our Clients Say

"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, Victoria B.C.

Marine Basic First-Aid

"This was easily the best first aid course that I have ever taken. The practical experience will certainly be easy to remember. Gary is a stellar instructor and has a true gift in teaching and dealing with people."

Ron MacDonald, Nanaimo B.C.

Marine Basic First-Aid

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a Marine Basic First Aid with CPR 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

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.

Who should take this course:

  • Fishing guides
  • Coast guards
  • Commercial fisherman
  • Fishing engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 1 (NC1), class 2 (NC2) or sheltered waters voyage (SW)
  • Other than a fishing vessel, engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 2 between Canadian ports, or on the Great Lakes Basin between Canadian and/or US ports, or on a sheltered waters