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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Start your EMS training today, homestudy & 13 classroom days. Graduates can work as Firefighters, EMS personnel and Advanced First Aid Attendants (if they meet the WH&S requirements in their area). ACP registration is recommended. 
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Material covered in this course:

Start your EMR program today. Register on-line and one of our staff will contact you to complete the registration and assign you an instructor. There is a $150.00 registration fee. You will then be sent textbooks and assigned and instructor available to assist you with your home study and assignments prior to coming to the classroom. The classroom dates are weekdays 0800-1800. The entire program is 160hrs plus an 8 hr driving course and an 8-16 hr practicum. The deadline for ACP exam application is listed on .Students that are unable to complete the home study portion on time, before the classroom dates, may be moved to the next classroom date and will have additional material to complete and there may be additional fees due to changes in the program that are currently under review.


NOTE: This program is being offered by our EMS training division A-1 Medical Training,


VOCATION: Professional registration with ACP is required to work as an EMR.

Career opertunities for EMS providers listed on

Job postings at and other websites.


JOB GRANT FUNDING: Canadian-Alberta Job Grant will rienburse 66% of program if you are approved, search site on-lline. Applications must be recieved 40 days prior to start of course.


Course content:

  • Knowledge of EMR Scope of Practice
  • Knowledge of Medical Legal Issues
  • Knowledge of Governing Legislation
  • Knowledge of Standards of Practice
  • Knowledge of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Operations involved with an Emergency Vehicle
  • Knowledge of Driving Theory and Human Factors
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Knowledge of Pathophysiology
  • Creating and Maintaining a Safe Work Environment
  • Knowledge of Personal Protection Devices
  • Knowledge and Practice of WHMIS Regulation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Assess and Controlled Situations
  • Identify and Resolve Potential Occupational Hazards
  • Perform Airway Management Assessment
  • Perform a Respiratory Assessment
  • Perform a Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Patient History Gathering
  • Perform Secondary Survey
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation
  • Perform Oximetry Testing
  • Perform Glucometric Testing
  • Procedures to Ensure Accurate, Complete, and Quality Documentation
  • Awareness of Patients Special Needs
  • Perform Musculoskeletal System Assessments
  • Perform Gastrointestinal / Genitourinary Assessments
  • Perform Psychological/Behavioral Assessment
  • Determine Care for Endocrine / Immune Alterations
  • Determine Care for Poisoning or Overdose
  • Determine Care for Behavioral Crises
  • Knowledge of EMS Resources
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation training (Health Care Provider or equivalent Level)
  • Supervised practicum experience

Note: This course has no refund after registration is complete. Exceptions are made for registrants that fall under under Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education Contracts and the terms will follow the Alberta Regulation 341/2003, Private Vocational Training Act, Private Vocational Training Regulation



Course Length:
160 hrs
Update Period:
Maximum 3 Year(s)
Recommended every 1 Year(s)
Course Price:
$1,000.00 per person
Prerequisites required to take this course:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age prior to admission.

2. Valid Class 5 driver's license.

3. Results and consideration of a criminal record search. The Alberta College of Paramedics will review results prior to licensing, please contact them for further questions.

Documentation must be provided on the first day of course commencement.

Client Notes:


    • Corporate rates are available 
    • For re-certification a valid and recognized card is required
    • All courses subject to GST 
    • For group-specific courses, please contact staff.  Courses can be adapted to meet your needs
Course Locations
[Available upon request]
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