Emergency Medical Response

$625 Per participant
Course Length: 56 hours


The American Red Cross EMR course provides participants the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel take over. In addition to basic life support skills, participants will learn to use airway adjuncts, emergency oxygen, the signs and symptoms of medical, environmental and behavioral emergencies, including altered mental status, seizures, poisoning, substance abuse and misuse, heat-related illnesses, cold-related emergencies and stroke, the components involved in access and extrication, the different types of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and how to respond to HAZMAT incidents, the purpose and functional positions of the incident command system (ICS) and the role of the EMR in the ICS, types of multiple-casualty incidents (MCIs) and the principles of triage, the role of EMS operations during terrorist, public health, weapon of mass destruction (WMD) and disaster emergencies, as well as how to respond to special rescue situations, such as ice, hazardous terrain, confined spaces, cave-ins, crime scenes, foreground operations and special events.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Emergency Medical Responder with Basic Life Support, Emergency Oxygen, Asthma, and Epi, valid for two years.