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First Aid Plus+ For Boaters January 6th 2024- Center For Wooden Boats Seattle, WA

This class is designed for boaters and goes into greater depth for trauma, control of
serious bleeding, head neck & spinal injuries, patient handling and evacuation procedures.
Runtime: 7-8 hours.

Northwest Response also offers a "Basic" First Aid, CPR/AED class, the full open enrollment schedule is below.

All of our classes are approved by
OSHA, L&I and The United States Coast Guard for Masters License.

First Aid Plus+ For Boaters January 6th 2024- Center For Wooden Boats Seattle, WA

  • Class Delivered by Professional Emergency Medical Responders

  • USCG, OSHA & L&I Approved

  • Approved for Master Mariner License

  • Two Year Certification

  • Learn to Save a Life

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

~Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.


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The Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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January 6
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This course is presented by Captain Thomas Bliss, EMR of Northwest Response

Essential Boater & Professional Mariner Course Topics

Recognizing an Emergency

Personal Safety

Infectious Bloodborne Diseases

Standard Precautions

Personal Protective Equipment

Legal Consideration

Good Samaritan Laws

Emergency Actions Plans

Chain of Survival

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR)

Caring for Cardiac Arrest

Multiple Provider Approach to CPR

AED Operation

Primary Assessment

Secondary Assessment

Choking Assessment

Sudden Injury


Spinal Injury

Brain Injury


Swollen, Painful or Deformed Limbs



Injured Tooth

Altered Mental Status



Diabetic Emergencies


Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath

Asthma and Inhalers

Severe Allergic Reaction


Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke




Marine Animal Stings*

Animal and Human Bites*

Emotional Considerations

Patient Packaging

USCG and other HELO Ops/MedEvac

Medical Reporting forms

Patient Care Reports

Wrap up Q&A

Control of Bleeding

Using a Tourniquet

Using a Hemostatic Dressing*


Internal Bleeding


Impaled Objects

Open Chest Injury

Open Abdominal Injury

Head, Neck or Back Injury

Emergency Moves

Captain Thomas Bliss, EMR
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.


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About Your Instructor

Captain Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner, 30 year resident of the Maritime Community of Gig Harbor, Washington.

He dedicates his time to educate professional mariners, and recreational boaters with a career highlight of completing an essential shipboard Emergency Medical Response training for the crew of the  269′ National Geographic, Lindbald Expedition vessel “Venture.”

Thomas logs approximately 2800 hours a year in various safety training courses from BT (formerly BST), Emergency Medical Responder, complex SAR (Search and Rescue) training courses, and Fast Rescue Boat OTW operations. 

A former Assistant Director for Fremont Maritime Services/India Tango; he specialized in Maritime Safety and Response Training. And, as a cold water survival expert; traveled to the far reaches of the planet including the Beaufort Sea, 270 miles north of the Arctic Circle to teach cold water survival to seismic ship-board exploration crews.

Captain Bliss continues to honorably serve with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a COXSWAIN, the USCG/AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader, and also serves as a Flotilla Staff Officer.

Thomas established Northwest Response (NWR) in 2012, and serves as Director of this Lay-Responder Medical Training Enterprise and Event Stand-by EMS service that provides care and medical coverage to thousands of event patrons from marathons, music festivals up to and including large and small private corporate events.

NWR also specializes in on-site First Aid Classes from Wilderness, Advanced, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Asbestos Training as well as providing Respiratory Fit Testing and Certification for numerous companies throughout the Puget Sound area.

Messing about in boats is about the most enjoyable part of living in the Pacific Northwest.   However, when you cast off the lines and get underway, even the simplest of injuries can lead to a very miserable journey.

Knowing what to do in the event of a simple injury or the unthinkable life treating medical emergency are essential skills that every boater must possess. There is no 911 at sea, and help could be hours away even if you are only a few miles off shore.

This course will help you acquire and/or refresh vital First Aid Skills.  

Don't take a chance; learn to save a life today, and have fun while doing it.

Upcoming Open Enrollment First Aid, CPR/AED Classes in Seattle, Washington