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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Learn about Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certification program.

Who is this course for?

This course is for first responders at the scene of a trauma or medical emergency.

What does the course cover?

The course focuses on:

  • Understanding the EMS system
  • Providing immediate care of life threatening injuries or illnesses
  • Controlling the scene
  • Preparing for the arrival of the ambulance

We divide the program into seven sections. These include:

  1. Preparatory
  2. Airway
  3. Patient assessment
  4. Medical
  5. Trauma
  6. Special patient populations
  7. EMS operations

Where can I get more information?

Download the PA Department of Health Functional Position Description (pdf).

When are the classes?

Section #

Class Location

Date

Days/Times

Tuition

51666

Northumberland County 911 Center
  911 Greenough Street
  Sunbury, PA 17801

Dec. 4, 2014 - Feb. 17, 2015

Tuesdays &Thursdays

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

$300

51828

 West Hartley Township Community building

1724 State Route 235

Millmont, PA 17845

Jan. 25, 2015 - April 27, 2015

 

Tuesdays &Thursdays

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

$300

51307

HACC -Shumaker Public Safety Center
1 HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Feb. 11, 2015 - April 29, 2015

Mondays  & Wednesdays

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

$300

60099

York County Fire School
330 Emig Road
York,  PA 17406 

Sept. 15, 2015 - Nov. 10, 2015

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

$300