Emergency First Response (EFR)

Course description

This EFR course is based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care and follows the emergency considerations and protocols as developed by the members of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Members include American Heart Association (AHA), European Resuscitation Council (ERC), Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa (RCSA), Inter American Heart Foundation (IAHF), Resuscitation Council of Asia (RCA – current members include Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan).

The EFR course also meets the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

What will you learn?

This EFR course distinguishes two main components: Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid). Primary Care teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, Secondary Care teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

What equipment will you use?

During this course you will adopt the use of rescue barriers and practice your Primary Care skills on a rescue mannequin. Both will be provided by Blue Yard Hub. If you own a pocket mask we encourage you to bring it.


Course cost

EUR 200
Bring a buddy and pay EUR 180 per person!

Included in the cost:

  • Course manual
  • Course certification card
  • Refreshments


  • Care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency.