EFR FAQ’s

Is Emergency First Response accredited?

Yes, Emergency First Response is accredited by a number of well reputed organisations. Please click here to view list of those organisation in the USA and Internationally who have approved Emergency First Response programmes or meet the following organisations’ guidelines for CPR/First Aid requirments.

How long does it take to receive my EFR Certification Card?

Your Emergency First Response Responder certification card typically takes between 4-6 weeks as it is sent to EFR’s Head Office in the UK for processing.

How long is my certification valid for?

Training for the Primary and Secondary Care courses is valid for two years. After successfully completing the course, participants receive a course completion card. Emergency Responders can refresh their skills through a short skills practice session or as part of a regular Emergency First Response class.

How long does it take to become certified?

Typically it takes two full days, although this is dependant on numbers and delivery method

How long is the EFR Manual Handling programme?

The EFR Manual Handling programme typically takes between 3-4 hours depending on size of the group.

Who can take an Emergency First Response provider course?

Anyone who is interested in acquiring or updating CPR and first aid skills.

What is an AED and why would I want to learn about it?

An Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is an easy-to-use portable machine that  automatically delivers a shock to a patient who is not breathing and has no heartbeat. In the hands of knowledgeable responders, AED units dramatically increase the survival rate of these patients. Because early intervention is so important for these patients, many businesses, government agencies, recreational facilities and public places are making AEDs readily available for properly trained personnel.

How long are the Emergency First Response courses?

It varies depending on how your course is conducted. For example, it might be as short as three to four hours for both Primary and Secondary Care courses, if your course incorporates independent study. If the Primary and Secondary Care courses do not incorporate independent study, they could take from five to eight hours. Since the course is performance-based, other factors, such as the number of participants, whether recommended skills are included, the number of mannequins available and how quickly participants master the skills practice sessions will also determine course length.