Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA)

Regular price $140.00 CAD
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Course by the Canadian Red Cross

Course Description: In this comprehensive two-day course, participants will receive specialized training in marine first aid, specifically tailored to the marine/fishing industry. This course adheres to the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E. It includes first aid training and scenario-based exercises to prepare individuals for unique situations that may arise while at sea. Gain the required knowledge and skills to confidently provide first aid in a marine environment. 

Intended Audience: Everyone over the age of 13 and anyone that is expected to provide first aid in a marine environment.
Course Prerequisites: None. A student does not require a candidate document number (CDN) in order to participate in a MBFA course.

What's a CDN number?

A Candidate Document Number is a unique number given to an individual by Transport Canada to assist with record keeping and document identification. This will be a requirement prior to your Seafarers Medical Examination and important if you are working towards a certain Certificate of Competency.

Marine Basic First Aid Course Overview

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

Course Duration

16 hours in-class (2 days); includes CPR Level A, Level C and AED


3-year certification in Marine Basic First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED upon course completion.

NOTE: Recertification of Marine First Aid is not permitted under federal regulations

Course Materials

Included in the course:

  • First Aid & CPR (eBook)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)

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

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It is recommended to read the textbook in its entirety before the start of the course

Enroll in our Marine Basic First Aid course at multiple locations including Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Pembroke, Arnprior, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. Our skilled instructors provide hands-on training for effective emergency response skills.

Our wide-ranging offering includes basic first aid and CPR courses and much more. We are dedicated to providing exceptional education to medical and dental professionals, as well as individuals striving to improve their life-saving abilities. Contact us with any questions or for further details on course availability.

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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

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Andrew Neeteson
Great Instructor!

Garima was our instructor for a two-day Marine Basic First Aid Course the week of Sept 11th 2023. There was only two of us in the program but it made for a fun course. Great Job!