Emergency Medical Responder

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 120 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
  • Airway management and respiratory emergences
  • 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

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





Candidates must successfully complete week 1 (First Responder) of the course prior to moving into week 2 & 3 (Emergency Medical Responder Bridge)

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
  • Cloverdale


3 Year certification

Course Price

EMR Full – $2,025 + GST – includes digital textbook

EMR Bridge – $1,350 + GST – includes digital textbook

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

Course Dates

Course Dates

Venue :

Event Venue Date Description
Emergency Medical Responder – (Monday-Friday) – July 08-26, 2024 – Cloverdale Cloverdale Campus (17667 65A Ave, Unit 260, Surrey, BC V3S 1Z8)
  • July 8, 2024 8:00 am

**Only select one of the options below.  Option 2 includes a hard copy of the course manual.  A digital copy is available in both options** (more…)

Emergency Medical Responder (Bridge) – (Monday-Friday) – July 15-26, 2024 – Cloverdale Cloverdale Campus (17667 65A Ave, Unit 260, Surrey, BC V3S 1Z8)
  • July 15, 2024 8:00 am