The Fishermen First Aid and Safety Training (FFAST) course a free, two-day intensive first aid course. It is built around the principles of wilderness first aid to help commercial fishermen prevent and treat injuries they are likely to encounter at sea.
The course meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements for onboard first aid training and complements a U.S. Coast Guard required training commonly known as the “Drill Conductor Course,” where fishermen learn how to conduct safety drills regularly to prepare the crew for emergencies. Topics are specific to fishing situations, such as the challenges of safely moving patients onboard rolling vessels in tight quarters.
The course takes 16 hours and includes basic CPR. The training takes into account the small crews, common injuries, vessel environments, cold water, rough seas, and delayed emergency response times typical to Pacific Northwest fisheries. To pass the course, students must demonstrate basic skill and scenario proficiency and pass a final exam with a minimum score of 70 percent.
Friday, November 15 at 8:00am to 5:30pm
Englund Marine 95 Hamburg Ave., Astoria, Oregon