Marine Advanced First Aid – MAFA

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting.

Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008.
Designed for any person who wants to obtain a Master’s or Officer’s certificate or endorsement, or those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage.


  1. Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN)
  2. 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam 3-year certification in Marine Advanced First Aid, CPR Level HCP, and AED, under Transport Canada regulations a 2 day re-certification in Marine Advanced First Aid is Not permitted under federal regulations.

Course Content

  • The emergency scene
  • Preventing disease transmission
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
  • Sudden illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat‐ and cold‐related emergencies
  • Reaching and moving people
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Toxicological hazards aboard ship
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization

Take-Home Materials

  1. Red Cross Emergency Care text
  2. Certification card and optional wall certificate
  3. Transport Canada Training Certificate


Cost: $625.00 + Tax (GST 5%)
Classes held over weekends are Friday evening 6-10 PM and Saturday and Sunday 8:30 – 5:30 PM