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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





Warrior Run Fire Company

1125 Main Street

Watsontown, PA 17777

Aug. 25 - Nov. 3, 2014

Mondays & Wednesdays

6:30 p.m-9:30 p.m.



Gordonville Fire Company

3204 Vigilant Street

Gordonville, PA 17529

Sept. 9-Nov.13, 2014

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:30 p.m.-9:30.p.m.



York County Fire School

330 emig Road

York, PA 17406

Sept. 23 - Nov. 18, 2014

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

and some Saturdays

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.