Maritime First Responder

Course Format:
74 Hours over 8 or 9 days

This course is demanding and comprehensive.  Our course consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on, scenario-based instruction designed specifically to meet the needs of your group. The Maritime First Responder (MFR) course is an adaptation of the widely recognized, "gold standard" Wilderness First Responder course. This course is not only adapted to the maritime environment, the course itself will actually take place in and around the water. We specialize in customizing this course to train your organization or group in the environment in which you operate. We will bring the course to your megayacht, commercial vessel, seagoing organization, or youth program.  The MFR will help your or your staff better cope with medical emergencies on the water, and help keep your crew and guests safe and healthy.

Our Instructors are all experienced professionals who don’t just teach, but are currently practicing Wilderness EMTs, Physicians, and Licensed USCG Captains. Guest lecturers include medics and physicians from the Wilderness Medical Society, US Navy and the Divers Alert Network.

Topics covered in this course include:

•    Patient Assessment
•    American Heart Association CPR
•    Soft Tissue Injuries
•    Reducing (relocating) Fractures and Dislocations
•    Evacuation and Rescue at Sea
•    Long-term Care and Patient Management
•    Tropical Diseases
•    Maritime and Diving Medicine

Students will be evaluated based on the following criteria-
•    Attendance at 100% of class, including all simulations and lectures
•    Demonstrated proficiency in a practical examination
•    A score of at least 75% on the final written exam

Upon successful completion of all the requirements, students will receive a 3-year certification as a Maritime First Responder.  Students will also receive a 2-year American Heart Association CPR certification.

View Our Maritime First Responder Syllabus