At a Glance:
Floyd: Phil Tucker
Floyd: Claudio Leyssens
Gordon: Phil Tucker
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (EB71)
Offered at the Following Campuses
- Gordon County Campus
- Floyd County Campus
The Emergency Medical Responder certificate program prepares students to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) technical certificate of credit provides students with the opportunity to prepare for entry-level into the emergency medical services professions for possible employment in a variety of prehospital, industrial and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination.
Age: Minimum of 16 years of age
Education: HS Diploma or GED is not required to complete this program, but may be required for National Registry certification.
1) Complete EMR program application.
2) Be physically able to perform the duties of an EMS student as verified by a note from a physician.
Note: If you are pregnant or become pregnant, and wish to enter or remain in the EMS program, you must present a doctor’s release that states that the requirements of the EMS program will not endanger your health or the health of the baby.