Marine Basic First Aid

Comprehensive two-day course designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. Course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, and scenarios taken from the marine/fishing industry to teach the required knowledge and skills. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E. Register now.

16 hours in-class

First Aid Instructor

A student does not require a CDN in order to
participate in a MBFA course

  • Successfully demonstrate skills and critical steps
  • Min. 75% mark for written knowledge evaluation
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course

3-year certification in Marine Basic
First Aid and CPR/ AED Level A


Recertification of Marine First Aid is not
permitted under federal regulations.

Course Content
  • 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 - adult
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons
Participant Materials
  • First Aid & CPR (manual from the
    Canadian Red Cross)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
  • Marine Basic First Aid certificate
  • Transport Canada certification issued
    directly by CRC