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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.

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.

There is now a blended (half online, half in person) Marine Basic First Aid course - click here to switch to the blended course. 

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.

We are doing our best to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Masks are mandatory for the duration of the couse. You can check out our Resources section to view our full COVID-19 Safety Plan.

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

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.

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)

The Alert Advantage

Free Manual + App

Deep Discounts

3-Year Guarantee

Replacement certs

Free CPR Mask + Gloves

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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 is great to have an instructor who has actually worked with kids in a child care setting! Very knowledgeable and fun.

Maria Ward Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot. Would recommend for sure!!

Eva Sparks Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It was indeed a great class. It blew away my expectations. The teacher was incredible and it was worth my weekend.

Trudy-Ann Bennett Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This course exceeded my expectations and kept me engaged throughout both days.

Evette Morland Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Both instructors were excellent - confident, capable, efficient and humorous. This is the best first aid course I've ever taken due to awesome instructors and practical content. Thank you!

Kara Sorensen Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Great course! I didn't think I would learn this much in only three hours. Chris was excellent and was very thorough with all of the key points that we need to know in case of an emergency. Hopefully I won't need to use what I've learned, but if I do I'll be prepared! Thanks so much!!"

Amanda Wowchuk CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

First rate instruction!!!!!!

Rob Crackwell Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I sincerely appreciated Andrea’s calm clear direction. Being an older student taking classes like this can be somewhat overwhelming with volumes of info in such a short time, but the format and presentation made the experience +++ positive. Thank you.

Fran Smyth Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course!! Gary is an energetic & funny teacher. You learn a lot.

Tia Olson Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

I thought this course was great! It was educational, but at the same time I had a lot of fun and felt very engaged.

Sophie Henderson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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