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First Aid & CPR With AED (STCW)
Safety I: Emergencies Underway


This 8-Hour First Aid & CPR with AED class is designed for all mariners both recreational and professional. The class is approved by the US Coast Guard to satisfy the requirements for mariners under the International Convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and satisfies the requirements for a Coast Guard Captainís license. While, much of the information and training is the same as what you would receive in other land-based First Aid and CPR classes, there is additional information and emphasis on issues pertinent to professional mariners and recreational boaters. Circumstances involving waterborne accidents require specific training that may not be addressed in other First Aid & CPR classes.

Students will also be trained in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) like the ones you may have seen in airports. AEDís are essential lifesaving equipment for victims of life threatening cardiac arrhythmias such as ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia. In situations where emergency medical care will be delayed such as aboard a vessel, AEDís can mean the difference between survival and death.

Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive an STCW First Aid & CPR certificate. This class is accepted by American Sailing Association & U.S. Sailing for certification in First Aid & CPR.

*Annapolis School of Seamanship is not affiliated with the American Red Cross and this class does NOT offer a Red Cross certification.


First Aid:

  • General Principles of First Aid
  • Handling Medical Emergencies Aboard
  • Body Structure and Function
  • Victim Assessment
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Dressing & Bandaging
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Joint & Muscle Injuries
  • Fractures, Traction & Splinting
  • Chest, Abdominal & Pelvic Injuries
  • Sudden Illnesses
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Bites & Stings
  • Poisoning
  • Exposure, Hypothermia & Frost Bite
  • Dehydration & Sea Sickness
  • Sun Burn & Sun Poisoning
  • Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
  • Life Threatening Injuries and Management of Shock
  • Rescue and Transport of Casualties
  • Drowning Emergencies
  • Calling for Help: USCG / Search and Rescue (SAR)


  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Resuscitation


  • Theory and Use

Class Schedule:
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Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship [MAP/DIRECTIONS]
Tuition: $125
Prerequisite: None
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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Safety I: Emergencies Underway

Whether you are a fisherman, offshore sailor, bay cruisers, or day tripper, knowing how to handle emergencies onboard is an essential skill for everyone who goes out on the water. This two day, 12 hour classroom and onboard training course covers how to prevent and cope with emergencies underway. We will cover everything from recovering a man overboard and medical emergencies to onboard fires and abandoning ship. During the class, students will participate in hands-on exercises to become familiar with techniques from using a fire extinguisher and lighting signal flares, to locating a crew overboard and recovering a life-sized dummy from the water. This course is designed for all mariners, from the novice boater to the experienced cruiser. Gain the knowledge to prevent an onboard emergency and be prepared to handle unexpected emergencies.

*Annapolis School of Seamanship is not affiliated with the US Sailing Association and this class does not offer a US Sailing Association certification.

  • Calling & Signaling for help
    • VHF & DSC
    • Flares & Signaling Mirror
  • M.O.B.
    • Prevention
    • Recovery
  • Fire Prevention & Suppression
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Grounding/Collision with Submerged Object
  • Collision/Damage Control
  • Abandon Ship Scenarios
  • Emergency Equipment
  • In-Water Survival Techniques

The Boat: 27í Albin single-screw Down East Cruiser

Maximum Class Size: 4 Students

Class Schedule:

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Individual: $495

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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