Emergency Medical Responder (Bridge)

 Course Info

Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and on-going care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility.

The course is geared towards professionals in emergency medical care who may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and prudent care, and the transport of a patient to the most appropriate healthcare facility. Course content may vary depending on jurisdictional requirements and, in addition, 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. This course builds on previous knowledge from the First Responder course.


This 80 hour course includes all 2023/2024 Schedule 1 & 2 scope expansion requirements.


Course content includes:

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
  • Transportation
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine environment
  • Workplace
  • Includes any other content required by specific legislation


Course Duration

80 hours plus testing (included as part of the course)






Participant must be certified as a Canadian Red Cross First Responder (if you hold a First Responder certification from another agency, please check with us prior to registration)


Requirements for completion

  • 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



  • Abbotsford
  • Surrey
  • Burnaby
  • Cloverdale



3 Year certification


Course Price

$1,350 + GST – includes digital text book

(EMR Full courses are also available and can be viewed here)

Optional Purchase – Emergency Care for Professional Responders Hard Copy Manual – $135 + GST/PST


Course Dates

Venue :

Event Venue Date Description
Emergency Medical Responder (Bridge) – (Monday-Friday) – September 16-27, 2024 – Cloverdale Cloverdale Campus (17667 65A Ave, Unit 260, Surrey, BC V3S 1Z8)
  • September 16, 2024 8:00 am