Cardiac First Responder

Cardiac First Responder (CFR) – Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)

Course Particulars

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Student/Instructor Ratio: 1:6/8

Training Compliance: PHECC-V3-2016/ILCOR-OCT-2020

Student to Equipment Ratio: AED & Manikin is 3:1

Cardiac First Responder (CFR) this half day fully certified course is the first rung on the ladder of pre-hospital emergency care. Recognised by the Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) it teaches all the basic life support skills for victims of stroke; cardiac arrest; heart attack; choking as well as the relevant legal issues and the administration of aspirin.

This course is a pre-requisite for Emergency First Response (EFR) courses, It is also a great standalone course for those working in or near premises considering installing an automated external defibrillator (AED) on-site as well as those who already have one.

This course contains vital skills required at all the grades of pre-hospital care.

The course includes:  

– Cardiac Emergencies.

– Aspirin Administration.

– Defibrillator (AED).

– Scene management.

– Respiration & Airway obstruction.

– Infant / Child / Adult C.P.R. -Basic life support.



There are no prerequisites required to commence the CFR Community course.

Course Duration: 4 Hour Course.

Certification and Accreditation: On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a 2 Year Certification of Competence, Recognised by PHECC.

Assessment Method: Assessment will be conducted as per the PHECC assessment criteria.

  1. CFR Community Skills Assessment Sheet.


RED card and PHECC CFR manual are given to each student on this course.

Course Cost: €100.00 P.P