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Canadian Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid

Canadian Red Cross 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.


16 hours in-class


First Aid Instructor


None. A student does not require a CDN in order to participate in an MBFA course

Completion Criteria

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.


  • 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

Canadian Red Cross Training Partner

First Aid & CPR (print and/or eBook)
Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
Marine Basic First Aid certificate (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)
Transport Canada certification issued directly by CRC