Emergency Medical Response Training & Stand-by EMS Services
Training from Basic First Aid, CPR/AED to Wilderness Advanced

First Aid, CPR/AED at The Center For Wooden Boats. USCG Approved








About Northwest Response

Northwest Response (NWR) is an Emergency Medical Response Training
and Stand-by First Aid Service Provider. 


We provide both open enrollment and on-site training. Open enrollment classes are held in Seattle, Port Townsend, Sequim & Bremerton.

Standby EMS Services

We have teams of EMR/EMT and Paramedics to cover any special event from one provider to as many as your specific event requires.


NWR is a multi program provider that offers classes from the American Red Cross, the American Safety & Health Institute’s Wilderness First Aid, and the Health & Safety Institute’s Medic First Aid.

First Aid CPR-AED For

The Recreational Boater & Mariner

The Center For Wooden Boats

The most Comprehensive First Aid Course for the boater in the Pacific Northwest

Additional Services

Respirator Fit Testing to Asbestos Awareness Training

Fit Testing

On-site Qualitative & Quantitative Respirator Training and Testing Services. Serving WA, ID, MT & OR.

Asbestos Awareness Training

Our program complies with all OSHA and Washington State (L&I) Labor and Industries requirements.

AED Sales & Training

NWR carries a full line of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) from ZOLL®. Heartsine® & Physio Control® Free Training available.

Plus Responders Trained

Stand-by EMS Events Since 2012

Great Team Members

Customer Testimonials

  • Michael Chandler Avatar
    Michael Chandler

    I've worked with NW Response on several festivals & events this summer. Their staff is calm, collected, great with various levels of customers (from intoxicated adults, to very particular 6 year olds). They are always prompt, the booth looks professional, they are very responsive to radio calls. The best on site medical team I have worked with. - 9/16/2019

    Shelley Dudley Avatar
    Shelley Dudley

    Captain Bliss not only has a deep knowledge base, but he is able to make the training come alive by applying real life experiences and telling stories of true situations he and his colleagues have encountered that drive the training home. I was riveted from the moment training began until the class ended and it was time to go home. I highly recommend this instructor and this training. - 1/11/2019

    Linda Erwin-Gallagher Avatar
    Linda Erwin-Gallagher

    Great instructors, learned new skills in a fun way. Highly recommend! - 2/01/2019

  • Jenn Nichipor Avatar
    Jenn Nichipor

    Tom taught the CPR, AED and First Aid class for our company and it was great. Our employees learned a lot and had a great time. Definitely recommend for team training. - 12/26/2018

    Joel Mertens Avatar
    Joel Mertens

    Tom was great! Funny, good stories to make things real and helped out team to feel like they were more comfortable with their knowledge! - 2/01/2019

    Mike Collins Avatar
    Mike Collins

    I highly recommend Northwest response to Mariners who are looking to upgrade their licenses and in need of CPR, first aid and AED refresh. Tom was an outstanding instructor with a lot of tips for trauma in the marine environment. Thanks Tom - 4/16/2019

  • Marc Ackerman Avatar
    Marc Ackerman

    I'm thankful that our event, the Seattle Pride Parade, routinely deals with minor medical incidents, like heat exhaustion, dehydration, cuts & bruises, ankle sprains, etc. Northwest Response handles these cases with compassion and thoroughness. If a more serious incident arose, however, I'm confident that Thomas Bliss and his colleagues would approach the situation with consummate poise and professionalism. I recommend them highly. - 9/16/2019

    Stacy Shipp Avatar
    Stacy Shipp

    I have hired Northwest Response for two years in a row to provide medical services / monitoring onsite for a special beer event we host in Ballard (800-900 people). They have been professional, friendly, and very easy to work with for both booking and onsite services. I would definitely recommend them! - 9/25/2019

    Bill Davis Avatar
    Bill Davis

    Just completed a First Aid & CPR course taught by Thomas at Northwest Response. This course was excellent and fun, and it satisfied the Coast Guard requirements for my Captain’s license. I highly recommend it! - 9/25/2018

  • Steve Coombes Avatar
    Steve Coombes

    Tom was a great First Aid and CPR teacher. He is very knowledgeable and clear and funny in his teaching. Highly recommend. - 11/15/2018

    Ben Richardson Avatar
    Ben Richardson

    I recently attended a marine first aid/ cpr course and was verify satisfied with the class. It was very informative and they did a great job of keeping it relevant. - 3/01/2019