Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

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Emergency Medical Responder

Fast Facts
Cost: $1099.99/person (Upgrade from First Responder - $549.99)
Length: 80 hours (Upgrade from FR - 40 - 44 hours)
Minimum: 4 people per class
Take Home: Emergency Care Manual,
Badge, Certification Card (upon successful completion)


This course includes First Aid & CPR Guidelines 2010 and meets OHS regulations for Advanced First Aid.  The course is designed to meet the National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) established by the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC).  It provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until the next level of health care takes over.

Course Details:

  • 80 hour course with flexible scheduling options
  • 3-year certification as Emergency Medical Responder
  • Includes CPR Level HCP
  • Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification (where local legislation permits)
  • Conducted by a certified Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Instructor


CPR/AED Level C is mandatory, but it is recommended that participants have completed a Standard First Aid + CPR/AED course.  Those doing an upgrade to the EMR level must have a current Red Cross First Responder.  Recommended for those in emergency response, including Firefighters, Police, EMS personnel, OPT (or equivalent) personnel and workplace response teams.

Course Content:

All First Responder Content PLUS

  • The Emergency Scene
  • Specific Types of Respiratory Distress
  • Childbirth and Complications
  • Reaching and Moving Casualties
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations and Transportation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Nasopharyngeal Airways
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Blast Injuries
  • Terminal Illnesses and Cancer
  • Behavioural or Psychiatric Disorder
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Air Medical Transportation
  • Pulse Oximetry

Take-Home Materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care Manual
  • Certification Card, Wall Certificate, Badge