Certified First Responder

Contact: Douglas Sandbrook, MA, EMT-P, Paramedic Program Director/EMS Liaison
Phone: 315 464-4851

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Course Medical Director:
Christian Knutsen, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Course Fees & Policies: Original $260.00 | Refresher $145.00
If you are a member of an agency that provides emergency medical services, there is no tuition charge for this course.

Certified First Responders (CFRs) are those individuals who arrive first on the scene of an accident. CFRs provide initial assessment and resuscitative care prior to the arrival of an ambulance, but do not have the need to "package" patients for transportation.

Topics covered include:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • legal and ethical issues
  • initial basic airway management
  • patient assessment
  • CPR
  • medical emergencies
  • trauma
  • lifting and moving patients
  • EMS operations

The CFR course consists of 48.5 classroom hours.