THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE
Captain Thomas Bliss of Northwest Response has teamed up with The Center For Wooden Boats in Seattle, Washington to bring three levels of First Aid, CPR/AED classes to the Wagner Education Center in 2019.
Beginning March 2nd, 2019 kicks off the first of 8 (eight) classes to be held during the year. The first class is a hybrid Basic-Advanced First Aid, CPR/AED course designed specifically for the mariner, and recreational boater. This course runs about 8 hours, and will be offered quarterly depending on demand. All courses are approved by The United States Coast Guard for OUPV – Master Mariner. Additional Approvals include; Washington State L&I (Labor & Industry), and OSHA. Certification are valid for two years.
In this course you will discover the assessment, care and treatment of “The Usual Suspects” plus a few more.
• Respiratory Distress
• Brain Attacks (STROKE)
• Sudden Illness
• Diabetic Emergencies
• Environmentally caused
Heat & Cold Related
• Soft Tissue Injuries
• Injuries to bone’s & muscles
• Head Neck & Spine Injuries
• Burn Care
• Emergency Patient Moves
• Hyperthermia….and more
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.
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.
Courses run from 4 to 8 hours
Advanced: 8.5 hours
Basic FA: 4.5 hours
Blended Learning: Two (2) hours home study +two (2) hours for in-person practical sign-offs.
Course fees range from: $65 – $140
Early Registration can save up to $40 per person
Blended Learning Classes require a minimum of 7 day advanced registration
Full Schedule for the Wagner Education Center: