avatar February 11, 2012, 9:47 pm

First Responder Certification

by: Mike    Category: EMT Certification
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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.


First Responder Level Requirements

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.


First Responder Training Goal


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.


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First Responder Class Content


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.


  • Introduction to EMS system
  • The Well-Being of the First Responder
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • The Human Body
  • Lifting and moving
  • EMS operations
  • Airway management
  • Foreign body airway obstruction/rescue breathing and practical
  • Circulation
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation COR (American Heart Association)
  • CPR verification
  • Patient assessment and practical
  • Medical emergencies
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Bleeding and soft tissue injuries and practical
  • Management of shock
  • Injuries to muscle and bone and practical
  • Written and practical evaluations
  • AED


You liked your First Responder Class? Let’s move on to the next step!


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:


EMT Classes

EMT-Basic Level




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