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HSI First Aid CPR/AED Course April 13th at the Center For Wooden Boats

April 13 @ 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT

boaters first aid course at the Center for Wooden Boats Seattle


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This Course is Approved by:
The United States Coast Guard for OUPV - Master Mariner. 
Additional Approvals; Washington State L&I (Labor & Industry), and OSHA.  
This course is not intended for those seeking STCW First Aid Certification.

  • Best CPR/1st aid instruction I have seen or taken. I use these guys exclusively. Realistic talk, extremely personalized, and fun.

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    Jeffrey Ericksen

    positive review Tom was great! Funny, good stories to make things real and helped out team to feel like they were more comfortable with their knowledge!

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    Joel Mertens
  • positive review Great instructors, learned new skills in a fun way. Highly recommend!

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    Linda Erwin-Gallagher

    positive review 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.

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    Shelley Dudley
  • positive review 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.

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    Ben Richardson

    I try to keep current on my CPR and AED training because it is always better to know than not know when bad things happen. I think I learned more from Thomas Bliss then with any other past instructors.

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    Stu Cluff
  • positive review 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!

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    Bill Davis

    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

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    Mike Collins

Let's Get Ready For Boating Season. Sharpen your First Aid Skills!

Captain Thomas Bliss put's on an amazing high energy class that leaves you feeling empowered to respond to just about any shipboard medical emergency. This is not your typical boring video driven class.

Having over 2000 hours a year in classroom, plus his on the water, and Professional Emergency Medical Responder experience, Thomas brings a unique insight to the response and treatment of the injuries and sudden illness sailors and boaters encounter.

This class is geared specifically for the maritime professional and the recreational boater. Kid friendly 12+ may attend.

This course is a must for all boaters who want to learn the skills to respond to a shipboard medical emergency.

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Bill Davis

positive review  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

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Course Certificates are issued by HSI - Medic First Aid.

Used by thousands of private and public organizations, these scenario-based programs promote learning and retention because they are designed to engage students, no matter their learning styles.

Developed and refined over 40 years, the straightforward, consistent training programs have built the confidence to respond in millions of individuals, and are backed by outstanding customer service and technical support.

Current, Evidence-Based, Peer-Reviewed and Accepted

MEDIC First Aid training programs are recognized, accepted and approved by, or meet the requirements of, nearly 1,800 state and provincial regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards, national associations, commissions and councils in more than 120 occupations and professions.


This Course is only 4.5 Hours and Certificates are Valid for Two Years

In this course you will discover the assessment, care and treatment of "The Usual Suspects" plus a few more.

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack
  • How To Deploy & Use an AED
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Brain Attacks
  • Sudden Illness
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Environmentally caused
         Heat & Cold Related
  •  Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Injuries to bone's & muscles
  • Head Neck & Spine Injuries
  • Burn Care
  • Frostbite
  • Drowning
  • Shock
  • Poisoning
  • Electrocution
  • Emergency Patient Moves
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Telemedicine

Perfect for the near shore Licensed Captain or recreational boater.

About Your Instructor
Captain Thomas E. Bliss

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 also works alongside Captain Jeffrey Sanders of The United States Maritime Academy for OUPV thru 100 Ton Masters Captains Licensing certification, often offered at the Center For Wooden Boats. Captain Bliss recently completed essential shipboard Emergency Medical Response training to the crew of the newly christened 269' National Geographic, Lindbald Expedition vessel "Venture."

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. He also served as a Flotilla Staff Officer in Communications (SO-CS) 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.



April 13
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Event Categories:


Northwest Response


The Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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