Emergency Medical Responder

Course Hours: 48.0 Hours

Course Description

Based on recognized first responder guidelines, this course provides training in the skills needed to provide the first patient contact in the emergency medical services system. Fire fighters, police officers and other emergency services personnel are often the first on the scene of emergency calls and have a responsibility to know what to do. Through instruction in patient assessment, patient care, legal aspects, terminology, diagnostic signs, life threatening emergencies and many other topics, the First Responder will be better prepared to provide better care for the patient.


Must provide proof of current status for Healthcare Provider through the American Heart Association or an equivalent agency. This must include adult and pediatric CPR, as well as the use of an Automated External Defibrillator. Must possess a valid driver's license. Proof of pre-requisites must be provided on the first day of the class.

Who Should Attend

Any local, state, or federal public safety employee.

Special Notes

Students must print the Supplement Guide and bring to class on the first day. The actual course textbook (AAOS Emergency Medical Responder) will be distributed by instructional staff on Day One for use throughout this 48 hr course.

To ensure the total number of class hours are met, the standard class schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with additional evening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  This is a required course for Intermediate Certification.

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