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Emergency Medical Responder Program

Becoming an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) can kickstart your future in Paramedic Science or Fire Science. EMRs help those in medical emergencies by performing basic life saving services such as taking vital signs, controlling bleeding, and performing CPR. 

As the first medically trained person to arrive on the scene of an emergency, an EMR's initial care is essential as it's provided before any advanced emergency medical care. It could mean the difference between life or death.  

About the EMTA 1013 Emergency Medical Responder Course:

Students will participate in true-to-life scenarios and practice patient care with real equipment. 

Skills taught:

  • CPR and use of bag-valve mask
  • Vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration)
  • Assessment techniques
  • Bleeding control
  • Splinting
  • Spinal care
  • Childbirth

Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate for EMR and an American Heart Association CPR card.