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February 14

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

  • Class Delivered by Professional Emergency Medical Responders

  • USCG, OSHA & L&I Approved

  • Two Year Certification

This course is presented by Thomas Bliss, EMR of Northwest Response at the American Red Cross Offices in Bremerton Washington


Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification, an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

Notice: Seating for this class is limited to eight (8) learners.
Early registration is suggested

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


February 14

About Your Instructor

Captain Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner who has resided for twenty seven years in 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 newly christened 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, Division 4 Vice Commander and the USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader.

Thomas established Northwest Response (NWR) in 2012, and serves as Director of this Lay-Responder Medical Training Enterprise which is an 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, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Asbestos Training as well as providing Respiratory Fit Testing and Certification for numerous companies throughout the Puget Sound area.