EFR - Emergency First Response

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Emergency First Response courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and incorporate Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use. Emergency First Response also offers comprehensive First Aid at Work courses, specifically designed to meet national and international compliance standards for CPR and first aid courses in the workplace. Emergency First Response courses are flexible in design to accommodate scheduling and training needs. They can be taught together or alone in any combination.

Simply put, the Emergency First Response courses build lay rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Participants learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but aimed at and served to a lay person level.


Emergency First Response 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 nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses:

  • meet 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.
  • are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.
  • can be run over one evening for smaller groups or two evenings for larger ones

Time to refresh your CPR and first aid skills? Do you hold a CPR or First Aid card from another training organisation? If so, you are eligible to attend the Emergency First Response Refresher course.

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) and Care for Children courses.

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Get in touch

  • Dive Wellington
          432 The Esplanade
          Island Bay
          Wellington 6023
          New Zealand
  • +64 (4) 939 3483 
  • +64 (4) 939 8101 
  • dive@divewellington.co.nz

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