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First Aid

Emergency Medical Response


To provide 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. The course content and activities will prepare you to make appropriate decisions about the care to provide in a medical emergency. The course teaches the skills an EMR needs to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system.


  • Approximately 51 hours  
  • Skills Review – Additional 4 hours *Enrichment- Additional 5 hours 10 minutes

Cost: $300/person

Minimum: 10 people

Certificate Issued and Validity Period

  • Emergency Medical Response: 2 years
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: 2 years
    • Includes Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training; optional certificates for these are available

Participant Products/Materials

  • American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response Textbook (Print or Digital Edition) required
  • American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response Workbook (Print Edition Only) optional
  • American Red Cross EMR interactive (EMRi) (Web-based tool) optional
  • Enrichment – Additional 5 hours, 10 minutes