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10 Reasons Parents Should Become EFR Certified

10 Reasons Parents Should Become EFR Certified

No matter how much preparation you do – classes you take, books you read, searched on google – nothing truly prepares you for becoming a parent. The responsibility and worry of getting it wrong can blind-side you from day one. Simple things like a grazed knee, which you’d ordinarily cleanRead More

5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Knowledge is Essential

5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Knowledge is Essential

There are numerous reasons why people don’t take First Aid training programs; They are too busy They don’t know where to go They think that they already have enough knowledge, or They think that accidents happen to other people not to them or their friends, family and colleagues. Ask anyRead More

Start Your Instructor Trainer Courses Online (Asia Pacific)

Start Your Instructor Trainer Courses Online (Asia Pacific)

Now, there’s a more convenient way to become an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer. You can now complete the knowledge development portion of the course independently online. Then, to finish your training, you’ll participate in a 6-hour practical session. EFR IT – Phuket – 09 October, 2015 EFR IT –Read More

Responder in Action: Reefers and Wreckers

Responder in Action: Reefers and Wreckers

    The Value of First Aid training for anyone spending time at sea by Michael Turner, Reefers and Wreckers Dive Center After two days aboard a liveaboard while taking in the beautiful dive sites of the Red Sea, we were approaching the world famous dive site of the SSRead More

Knowing When to Seek Medical Attention

Knowing When to Seek Medical Attention

It seems like it’s always difficult to determine when you should see a doctor. With flu season right around the corner, it is wise to be reminded of when we should seek medical attention. The Center for Disease Control offers the following recommendations for determining when you should seek immediateRead More

Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Imagine that you are at work chatting with a coworker. Now imagine a strange look comes across your coworkers face as he suddenly collapses. Recently, you completed a CPR, First Aid, and AED class and spring into action. You shout for someone to call 911, and check for breathing andRead More

Swimming Pools – Facts & Safety

Swimming Pools – Facts & Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that unless parents and adults do a better job of watching children around pools, over 300 children in the United States, under the age of five years will drown in pools this year. Drowning in residential pools is the second leading causeRead More

CPR Saves Diver’s Life

CPR Saves Diver’s Life

Jacqueline De Haven, a deckhand on a Tacoma, Washington, USA charter dive boat was on the water last October watching divers from the surface. Along with the captain, she noticed another dive charter boat unload divers. Shortly after, they watched as two divers descended and then quickly surfaced. One diverRead More

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Get Prepared: You May Need to be Self Sufficient for Three to Five Days It seems as though natural disasters are occurring more often these days meaning that emergency preparedness is gnawing at the edge of our collective consciousness; it reinforces the need for all of us to be preparedRead More

Bathtub Safety Awareness

Bathtub Safety Awareness

Researchers have reported that more than 43,000 children under the age of 18 are injured each year by doing something as ordinary as taking a bath or shower. A study focusing on the slip and fall aspect of bathtub injuries was published in the July edition of Pediatrics. “What caughtRead More