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Recreational Boater First Aid-CPR-AED Class Seattle May 23 2020

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

First Aid CPR Classes at The Center for Wooden Boats Seattle

Essential Recreational Boater & Professional Mariner Advanced First Aid-CPR-AED

Delivered by Mariners for Mariners.  


Class Delivered by Professional Emergency Medical Responders


From 4.5 Hours to Intensive 8.5 Hour Classes


USCG, OSHA & L&I Approved


Approved for Master Mariner License


Learn to Save a Life


Classroom Education

Wagner Education Center 

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Courses are presented at the beautiful Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. On the shores of South Lake Union, The Wagner Education Center is an amazing space to learn.  You needn’t be a boater to attend, as the material crosses over to all aspects of Medical Emergencies whether on land or afloat. These classes are essentially the same “base material” as would be offered in a standard Adult First Aid, CPR/AED course however with a “list” to the boater to cover those typical sudden illness’s and injuries we see at sea.

Online Education?

Presed for time?

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We do offer a “Blended Learning” program for the busy boater.  The class is 80% online with a 2 (two) hour in person practical skills sign off.   



These Courses are Approved by:

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These Courses are Approved by:
The United States Coast Guard for OUPV – Master Mariner & MMD. USCG Course # AMESHI-197

Additional Approvals; Washington State L&I (Labor & Industry), and OSHA.
This course is not intended for those seeking STCW First Aid Certification.

Certificates are valid for two years from date of issue.

CWB Members, Staff & Volunteers are eligible for discounts, please contact the center for more details on coupon codes.


Captain Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner who 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.

As a cold water survival expert; Thomas has 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 recently completed essential shipboard Emergency Medical Response training to the crew of the newly christened 269′ National Geographic, Lindbald Expedition vessel “Venture.”

Captain Bliss also works alongside Captain Jeffrey Sanders of The United States Maritime Academy for OUPV thru 100 Ton Masters Captains Licensing certification, offered at the Center For Wooden Boats.

For the past twenty seven (27) years Captain Bliss has resided in the Maritime Community of Gig Harbor, Washington. He is a former Assistant Director for Fremont Maritime Services/India Tango where he specialized in Maritime Safety and Response Training, and continues to serve with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a COXSWAIN, and Flotilla Commander for the Bremerton Flotilla 4-5, and USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader. Thomas also serves as a Flotilla Staff Officer in Member Training (MT) in the 13th Coast Guard District.

Thomas dedicates his time to educate professional mariners, and recreational boaters. Founder of Northwest Response, Medical Training Enterprise, and Northwest First Aid; event stand-by EMS providing care and medical coverage to thousands of event patrons from marathons to music festivals, and private corporate events.



No nonsense, real world training


Practical & Essential First Aid Skills


USCG Approved


Two year certification


Fun learning environment


  • Safely respond to Medical Emergencies
  • Emergency Communications
  • Patient Assessment
  • Response to Cardiac Issues
  • Deploy & Use an AED
  • Recognize Sudden Illness
  • Breathing Emergencies
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Bone & Joint Injuries
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Heat & Cold Related Emergencies
    • Hypothermia
    • Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
  • Recognizing Shock & How to Treat It
  • Patient Packaging
  • Preparation for Ship-to-ship & Airlift MEDEVAC

Mariners Advanced First Aid

Quaterly at the Center for Wooden Boats


Basic First Aid, CPR/AED

Check calendar for open enrollment options


Blended Learning

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BBP Bloodborn Pathogens Training

By Request

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What others are saying

Frequently Asked Questions

positive review 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

Mike Collins


Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about this course.

Is this course United States Coast Guard Approved?

These Courses are Approved by:
The United States Coast Guard for OUPV – Master Mariner & MMD. USCG Course # AMESHI-197
Additional Approvals; Washington State L&I (Labor & Industry), and OSHA.
This course is not intended for those seeking STCW First Aid Certification.
Certificates are valid for two years from date of issue.

Lunch, Snacks, Water?

Please bring your lunch, snacks are fine, and bring a refillable water bottle


There is plenty of parking around the center.  We suggest public transit, or parking in the paid lot east of the center.

Service Animals

We are not equiped to have service animals in classroom. If you have further questions please call us at 253-238-0519

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Recreational Boater & Professional Mariner First Aid, CPR & AED Class
$ 110.00


May 23
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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