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EFR Instructor Digital Crew PAK Released

Adding to the world-class participant eLearning, Emergency First Response® (EFR®) announces the launch of EFR – Instructor Digital Crew Pak. The new crew pak will allow EFR Instructors around the world to deliver training using digital resources. The EFR – Instructor Digital Crew Pak now sits alongside the already released participant eLearning product available for Primary and Secondary Care, Care for Children, and AED & CPR. The code for this product is 60554-1 and is available from your Regional Training Consultant, or the eShop if you are a PADI® Member. The EFR – Instructor Digital Crew Pak will allow you access to the following items:

  • EFR Instructor eLearning

  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care Instructor Guide

  • EFR Care for Children Instructor Guide

  • EFR CPR/AED Instructor Guide

  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care eLearning

  • EFR Care for Children eLearning

  • EFR CPR/AED eLearning

  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care Video

  • EFR Care for Children Video

  • EFR CPR/AED Video

  • Emergency Care at a Glance Card

The languages available and the projected release dates are as follows:


3Q 2023

Arabic, Spanish, German, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian

4Q 2023

Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Thai

1Q 2024

Russian, Greek, Turkish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish

2Q 2024

Alongside the digital materials, the physical packs will remain available to EFR Instructor candidates. The Training Bandage Pack, EFR Red Carry Bag, and decals will remain available to those who would like to order them either individually or as part of an Instructor Crew Pak. To place an order, please speak with your Regional Training Consultant. 

EFR Primary and Secondary Care Video Updated

The video in EFR Primary and Secondary Care eLearning has been updated to better reflect present ILCOR recommendations and international practice variations, as well as a more modern overall look. The updated footage was shot and edited to fit modern devices (wide-screen format) in an eLearning format using state-of-the-art, high-resolution, pro-level cameras (RED). This also improved the overall image quality compared to the older existing video. Already in place in English, it will be updated for other languages as translations become available.

United States Coast Guard Renews EFR Recognition

Soon after Emergency First Response Corp. released the Primary and Secondary Care program in 2002, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved it to meet the first aid and CPR requirement for the USCG Merchant Mariner licensure. To maintain this approval, the USCG requires a program review every five years. The result of this re-evaluation extended USCG approval of EFR Primary and Secondary Care courses another five years – until 31 May 2028.

To meet USCG Merchant Mariner licensure requirements, Primary and Secondary Care training needs to be completed within one year of merchant mariner application. The student must be issued a certificate of training containing the following information:

  • Name and code of the course as First Aid & CPR (Emergency First Response – Primary and Secondary, code: EMERFR-197)

  • Name of the educational institution (Emergency First Response)

  • Date of completion and location where the training was conducted

  • Name of the student

  • Signature of an authorized representative of the school (instructor’s signature)

EFR Certificates (Product No. 40021) may be ordered through your local EFR Office to meet this need. EFR Instructors can take advantage of this approval by actively reaching out to those seeking CPR and first-aid training to meet USCG licensure requirements. For questions, contact your Regional Training Consultant.

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