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Emergency Medical Responder Training



The Delaware State Fire School manages all EMR certifications for the State of Delaware. For questions concerning your Delaware Certification, contact the office at 302-739-7339 or by Email at fire.school@state.de.us.

EMR Certification and Recertification

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER COURSE (40 HOURS)
PURPOSE: This course provides the student with the basic life support skills and knowledge to assess,
stabilize, and monitor the pre-hospital patient. Some of the topics this course covers are airway
management, CPR/AED, patient assessment and trauma management. This course is intended for those
individuals who respond to pre-hospital situations and must manage the patient until basic life support
or paramedic units arrive or the patient can be transferred to an individual with more advanced levels of
training. This course prepares the student to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Responder
written Exam and, if successfully completed, obtain a Emergency Medical Responder certification with a
two-year renewal option. Recertification for Emergency Medical Responders holding a State of Delaware
and/or a National Registry Emergency Medical Responder certification requires a 12-hour refresher
every two years.

CONTENT: As an Emergency Medical Responder you will play an important role in initial patient care
with trauma and medical patient care, semi-automated external defibrillation (AED), vital signs, airway
management and oxygen therapy. You will work collaboratively with EMT’s and paramedics in the prehospital
setting.

AUDIENCE: This course is intended for those individuals who respond to pre-hospital situations and
must manage the patient until pre-hospital units arrive or the patient can be transferred to individuals
with more advanced levels of training.

CERTIFICATION: Personnel successfully completing the Emergency Medical Responder Course may be
certified as an Emergency Medical Responder for a two (2) year period.

PREREQUISITES: Must be at least 16 years of age prior to the start of class

CLASS LIMITS: Minimum of 10; Maximum of 25 students
This course is available as an In-Service training.
Updated 05/30/2017

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER REFRESHER (12 HOURS)
PURPOSE: This course is to re-verify the skills and knowledge of the Emergency Medical Responder in
areas of First Aid, CPR and AED.

CONTENT: This course consists of airway management, CPR, AED, trauma management, medical
emergencies, emergency operations, obstetrics, and pediatrics.

AUDIENCE: This course is intended for any individual currently certified as an Emergency Medical
Responder.

CERTIFICATION: Personnel successfully completing the Emergency Medical Responder Refresher Course
may be recertified as an Emergency Medical Responder for a two (2) year period.

PREREQUISITES: Must hold a current Emergency Medical Responder certification

CLASS LIMITS: Minimum of 10; Maximum of 25 students
This course is available as an In-Service training.
Updated 05/30/2017

Certification Requirements Emergency Medical Responder
Initial Certification:
 Complete a 40-Hour Emergency Medical Responder course based on current
nationally recognized curriculum
 Healthcare Provider certification is included in DSFS course (expiration date
will be the same as Emergency Medical Responder expiration date).
 Emergency Medical Responder Application will be completed in the DSFS
course. Certificate will be attached to application along with copy of
Healthcare Provider Card.
 Emergency Medical Responder and Healthcare Provider cards will be sent to
individual person. Sponsoring Company will receive notification.
 Individuals not taking the DSFS course must submit OEMS approved copies
of 40 Hour course certificate and Healthcare Provider Card along with their
completed Emergency Medical Responder Application.
 Certification is good for 2 years.
Re-Certification:
 Complete a 12-hour Emergency Medical Responder Refresher course.
 Healthcare Provider certification is included in DSFS refresher course
(expiration date will be the same as First Responder expiration date).
 Emergency Medical Responder Application will be completed in the DSFS
refresher course. Certificate will be attached to application along with copy of
Healthcare Provider Card.
 Emergency Medical Responder and Healthcare Provider cards will be sent to
individual person. Sponsoring Company will receive notification.
 Individuals not taking the DSFS course must submit OEMS approved copies
of 12-Hour Refresher course certificate and Healthcare Provider Card along
with their completed Emergency Medical Responder Application.
 Notification of Emergency Medical Responders expiration will be sent in
January.

Reinstatement for lapsed Emergency Medical Responder:
 Emergency Medical Responders have two (2) years to be reinstated. Will need
to take:
o Current 12 hour refresher
o Current Healthcare Provider course
National Registry:
 National Registry of Emergency Medical Responders is available, but not
mandatory in Delaware
Updated 05/30/2017

Emergency Medical Responder Application for Certification or Recertification
Updated 02/12/2018

 


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