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Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Are you interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Responder?

This is the entry level course to becoming a paramedic, kick starting your firefighting career and will also provide you with many opportunities for industrial first aid work!

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. 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.

Upcoming Classes


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.


Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C.


  • 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


3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)


40 hours


Course Content

  • 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 recommendations

We would recommend having a watch with a second hand to use during patient assessment. We will provide you with a stethoscope to use during training but you may wish to purchase your own (we recommend Littman brand – available on Amazon and many other places).


This course comes with a Digital copy of the course textbook. A hard copy of the textbook is available for $130 and must be pre-ordered by contacting us at [email protected], as we do not carry these in stock so you must pre-order.

Click here to see the PDF Textbook – Emergency Care for Professional Responders.

Course Instructor

This course will be taught by Jessica Powell, owner of On the Go First Aid. Jessica has been a paramedic for over 15 years and has many years’ experience teaching and practicing first aid/prehospital care.


EMA Licensing

Once you have completed this course you can apply to EMA Licensing for your EMR Licensing Examination (if you wish!). This is separate from the EMR certification examination that you will complete with your instructor during the course.

Course location and time

  • 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • #260 – 17667 65a Ave, Surrey.

Please note there are approx. 20 stairs to reach our classroom and no elevator.

Course fee

$1450 plus GST