This 70-90 hour program is especially designed for first-response personnel, fire companies, law enforcement personnel and students interested in allied health professions as an educational career path. An educational goal of the EMR program is to establish an entry point for students interested in entering the allied health professions. This course is recommended for students still in high school as an introductory path to allied health careers.
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.