A medical emergency can test even the most calm of first responders. However, when this is coupled with being at sea, an accident or illness can seriously increase the chances of error and the worsening of condition, due to time delays and distance from shore and access to professional medical assistance.

Fire Aid has therefore compiled a comprehensive first aid course that has been constantly finessed and improved over its thirty years of operations within the maritime safety training sector, which is specifically designed for on-board first aid.

Suited to any personnel working onboard cruise lines, commercial ships as well as superyachts, the course enables the first aider to stabilise the condition of a casualty and to prevent it worsening.  Fire Aid’s course participants are individually assessed and given comprehensive and personal attention, as required.

The courses include comprehensive first aid instruction combined with the knowledge of how to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency. The individually tailored first aid courses often include practical scenarios and exercises, casualty handling, trauma care, maintenance of the medical locker and supplies, and, of course, Medivac.

Both of my training courses at Fire-Aid were extremely well presented by highly trained and experienced staff who make you feel welcome. In addition to the fact that their course fees are highly competitive, I shall definitely use their services for my future courses.  C. John, Pembrokeshire, UK

Fire Aid’s instructors compile various medical emergency scenarios, which test the ability of its course participants in a pressurised environment.

When hundreds of miles offshore, it is imperative that the crew is rest assured that they have the ability to fully respond to an accident or illness. Fire Aid’s first aid courses provide the confidence and knowledge to assist those first responders in confidently delivering the essential and often life-saving response correctly, first time, every time.

Contact the Fire Aid team to discuss your first aid training requirements by calling +44(0) 1425 674390 or email sales@fireaid.com.