Do you already have your First Responder certification and want to become an Emergency Medical Responder?
This hands-on 40-hour First Responder to Emergency Medical Responder Bridging course will teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to provide apprpriate patient assessments, interventions, and on-going care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility. This course follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.
Participants spend the majority of the course doing hands-on first-aid training. By practicing with scenarios, students gain confidence and learn to react and improvise in emergency situations.
FR to EMR Pre-Course Requirements
Prior to completing the course, participants must show proof of current Red Cross First Responder certification (or equivalent). There is also about 20 hours of pre-course assignments to ensure your success in the course.
FR to EMR Certification
Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.
Successfully demonstrate the required skills
Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation
Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
Attend and participate in 100% of the course
Emergency Medical Responder Manual
This course does not include a hard copy manual. Course manuals will be available to borrow during the course or are available to purchase at an additional $140.00. A PDF of the manual is available below.
Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.