Marine Advanced First Aid Course with BLS (MAFA)

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Course by the Canadian Red Cross

Course Description: This advanced marine first aid course is specifically tailored to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to administer immediate first aid in case of accidents or illnesses occurring on a vessel. Emphasizing a marine setting throughout, participants will not only learn about marine first aid equipment but also how to safely transfer patients from a ship. The course aligns with the standards of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008E

Intended Audience: Any person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage. Participants who want to obtain a master or officer certificate or endorsement. Everyone over the age of 13.

Course Prerequisites: None. Participants do not need a Canadian Document Number (CDN) to enroll in a Marine First Aid (MAFA) course.

What's a CDN number?

A Candidate Document Number (CDN) is an exclusive identifier assigned by Transport Canada to individuals. It serves the purpose of facilitating record-keeping and document identification. Obtaining a CDN is necessary before undergoing a Seafarers Medical Examination. It holds significance, especially if you are striving to achieve a specific Certificate of Competency.

Marine Advanced First Aid with BLS Course Overview

Course Content

  • Marine First Aid Course Advanced Content
  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour, and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting, and extricating patients
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine environment
  • Workplace

Course Duration

31 hours in-class (3 days)


Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a 3-year Red Cross certification in Marine Advanced First Aid and Transport Canada certification. The Red Cross will issue the certificates, which will include CPR/AED Level C (BLS) training.

Recertification of Marine First Aid is not permitted by Transport Canada TP 13008E.

Course Materials

Included in the course:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text (eBook)

(Hard copy can be purchased, but it is not included in the course)

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It is advised that you read the textbook in its entirety prior to the course.

You can access our Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA) provider classroom training at multiple locations including Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Pembroke, Arnprior, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. Our experienced instructors provide practical, hands-on training, ensuring you acquire the essential abilities to proficiently manage emergencies.

If you have inquiries about course availability or require further information about this course or our Marine Basic First Aid Course, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our diverse range of courses encompasses a variety of subjects, ranging from basic first aid and CPR to advanced resuscitation and basic life support. We are fully committed to delivering exceptional education to help individuals apply basic medical skill in the care of others, as well as helping medical professionals aiming to enhance their life-preserving proficiencies.

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Note: Date of Birth and Address is mandatory for NL Workplace First Aid, Marine First Aid, All Lifeguard, Instructor, and Instructor Trainer, certifications.

If you are registering more than 1 person, please make sure you are using different emails for each participant

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