If you have ever wondered if you would like to become an EMT, this is probably your chance to take a quick peek at the world of emergency care giver through the first responder certification. However, one must not confuse CPR or First Aid certification with First Responder. The latter receive a more complex training.
There are no specific requirements to pass the First Responder level as it is not considered as a “real” EMT level. After this class, you will be able to assist people after an accident but you will definitely not be going back with them in the ambulance.
The idea behind First Responder classes is to give you a very general knowledge about emergency cares and jobs in the medical field. It is designed to familiarize you with a variety of technique and emergency situations. After this class, you will be able to provide basic cares to patients and know more about what an EMT achieve.
First Responders are usually used as volunteers in smaller community or within a company.
This is an extensive list of the topic that will be discussed during your training. Keep in mind that all those topics are usually condensed in a 48 to 60 hours training program. Therefore, you won’t be taking more than a couple of hours by topics.
The First Responder certification is not a requirement to become an EMT. However, it can give you rapidly some hints as to know if you would like this job or not. If you did like this class, you can move forward and take a look at the following certifications (in order) so you can continue into getting your EMT license: