top of page
Emergency First Response EFR saphir plongee

EFR: EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE or Emergency Response Course,

First aid training encompasses adults, children and infants, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and first aid skills, and incorporates automatic external defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use.

Emergency First Response also offers a comprehensive first aid offering in the workplace, specially designed to meet national and international standards in compliance for CPR and first aid courses in the workplace.

EFR is flexible in designing the course to meet planning and training needs. They can be taught in private lessons or in groups.


Emergency First Response courses give rescuers the confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Participants learn and practice the same techniques and principles of patient care used by healthcare professionals, at a low level but sufficient to maintain the victim until doctors arrive and give them every chance of survival. .





Start with the manual (which you will keep of course) by self-directed learning,

to visualize what will be asked of you during this training and

be ready and available to learn the techniques on the day of the hands-on training

A small written exam will check and validate your knowledge at the end

You will receive a certification card attesting to your new first aid skills




The nine techniques taught during Emergency First Response training:

- Primary care: CPR: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

- Assessment of the scene and use of protections

- Primary assessment

- RCP Sternal compressions

- CPR Sternal compressions with artificial respiration

- use of automated external defibrillator (AED)

- Management of severe bleeding

- Management of the state of shock

- Management of spinal cord injuries

- Choking of a conscious / unconscious adult


NB: the above exercises are performed on a training dummy

provided for this purpose, (as in the image opposite) NF standard,

and an exercise defibrillator that does not deliver a real electric shock

In no case are CPR exercises performed on a person

alive from the training group, which could be dangerous.


Optional technique: use of oxygen therapy equipment

(over 1/2 additional day)


Secondary care techniques:

- Injury assessment

- Assessment of discomfort

- Applying a bandage

- Placement of a splint for dislocation or fracture


Who can register for the training and what are the prerequisites?


Anyone can register for Emergency First Response training, as long as you can demonstrate that you have achieved the objectives and acquired the necessary skills.


training duration:

One day, thanks to good preparation beforehand with the manual


total cost: 160 euros, including the manual, the one-day practical course and the final certification.

NB / Available in elearning but in English only, same price


Note: The EFR court is required to validate the rescue diver court and must be less than 2 years old.


An update of the techniques every two years at the most is strongly recommended not to forget the learned rescue techniques.

RCP saphir plongee



Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care eLearning is a convenient way for participants to complete the independent study portion of their EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course from a laptop/desktop computer or mobile device. It also includes a digital version of the Skills Workbook to use in class as well as the Emergency Care Reference Section.


The best experience is to study online, however, if participants find themselves without internet for periods (such as when commuting or traveling) or have inconsistent, poor internet services, they can download content to study offline via the PADI Training app.


The PADI Training app is available for Apple® iOS devices and Android™ devices. It’s best if devices are no more than three generations old. Content can be downloaded in sections for download convenience with a total file size of approximately 981 MB.


Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care eLearning provides the background information for layperson emergency care for both life-threatening and nonlife-threatening injuries and illnesses. By understanding the Cycle of Care, participants learn the proper steps for attending to injured or ill patients and performing CPR or first aid procedures until emergency medical care arrives.


Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care eLearning includes all of the required study materials for the EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course including:


Content from the Emergency First Response Participant Manual

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Video

All assessments (Knowledge Reviews, Exams, and eRecord)

Digital Emergency Care at a Glance card

bottom of page