First Aid Response or FAR is PHECC’s newest education and training standard. It is a foundation first aid course that trains course participants to provide first aid for a person who becomes suddenly unwell or injured until the arrival of emergency medical services. The Civil Defence have developed a new FAR course based on the PHECC Education & Training Standard. This course is being rolled out to Civil Defence units nationwide during 2016. The first phase of this rollout involves training existing OFA Instructors to become FAR Instructors.