Emergency Medical Responder

Course Description

Course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting. Course is for those providing emergency response: firefighters, law-enforcement officers, and emergency medical services personnel. Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).


80-120 hours.


Red Cross Advanced Emergency Care Instructor or Emergency Care Instructor Trainer; in some jurisdictions the Instructor must be a licensed practitioner.


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Completion Requirements

100% attendance, skill demonstration, 2 evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam.


3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder, CPR Level HCP, and AED.


40 hours; includes CPR Level HCP.


Standard First Aid with CPR Level C; pre-course assignment.

Participation Materials

Red Cross Emergency Care text
Red Cross Emergency Care Workbook
Certification card and optional wall certificate

Course Content

Part 1 – Preparing to Respond

  • The responder
  • The emergency scene
  • Preventing disease transmission

Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care

  • natomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Pharmacology

Part 3 – Traumatic Injuries

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Part 4 – Medical Emergencies

  • Sudden illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat‐ and cold‐ related emergencies

Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations

  • Special populations
  • Childbirth
  • Reaching and moving patients
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Transportation

Extra Info

Includes CPR HCP
Includes any other content required by Soft tissue injuries specific legislation