Emergency First Responder (EFR)

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:

  • Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions
  • Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Recommended Skills including Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training

Note: While we generally teach this course with a focus on diver related injuries, it is not required. This course can be taught with a focus on 1) Diver Injuries 2) Care for Children and/or 3) Workplace Injuries.

Emergency Oxygen Provider (EOP)

Who should take this course?

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:

  • Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
  • Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
  • Using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.

How can you start learning now?

Visit your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course and get your PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual. Read the manual before class as directed by your instructor in preparation for skill practice.

What gear will you use?

Your PADI Instructor will have emergency oxygen units available to use for training and your local dive center can help you purchase your own unit for use after the class. You’ll also need to have a disposable non-rebreather mask to use during practice sessions, which your instructor can help provide.

EFR Schedule
lternating Thursdays and on request  
10% off March Sale Tuesdays 6-9pm March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th


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EOP Schedule
10% off March Sale Thursday 6-9pm March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd  

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