Marine Basic First Aid

A comprehensive two-day course designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. The course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, and scenarios taken from the marine/fishing industry to teach the required knowledge and skills.

The course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E.


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


Click here to complete the online registration form.

Cost & Payment