Emergency Medical Responder

(formerly EMS First Responder)

Curriculum EMS.EMR.CERT (C444B)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 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 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response and to assist higher-level personnel at the scene and during transport. EMRs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response plan, under medical oversight and perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

Last Update Effective: 1/22/13

Semester One

Credit Hours


EMS 121

Emergency Medical Responder








Total credits required


Note: A minimum grade of "B" is required for EMS 121.

See EMS course descriptions.

Coordinator: David Hoppe, Ext. 3972