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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE Good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports

At Aquatic Adventures we offer First Aid courses from the Emergency First Response syllabus, plus Nationally Recognised Training through our sister company, Active First Aid Training.

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the international First Aid partner of PADI. EFR training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment.

For those seeking Nationally Recognised First Aid training that also fulfils the requirements for workplace first aid training, based upon the approved training practices of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), we have a sister company, Active First Aid Training, who offer these programs. 

All of our EFR courses can be paired with their Nationally Recognised equivalents and taught simultaneously, granting you both the international and the ARC recognised training & qualifications.

EFR: Primary & Secondary care w/ AED

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) & Secondary Care (First Aid) with AED use teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.

The course uses 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.

First Aid training

EFR: Care for Children

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course trains the lay rescuer to master the priorities and the procedures of patient care for infants and children in a non-stressful learning environment, enhancing confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.

The course can be run in conjunction with the EFR: Primary & Secondary care course, or independently to a similar timescale.

First Aid for children


The Emergency First Response CPR & AED course teaches the basic principles of CPR and how to deploy and use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) in an emergency situation.

This life saving device can increase a patient’s chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent.

CPR chest compressions practised on a mannequin

EFR & CFC Instructor

During the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children, CPR & AED courses. Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses.

EFR Instructor teaching first aid