Emergency Medical Responder (EMR.S.STC)
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Responders (EMR's) are personnel, typically not found within the healthcare setting, who as part of their job have to care for the sick and injured before an ambulance arrives. These individuals are educated to stabilize patients using very limited amounts of medical equipment. Police officers, safety officers, and others who would be expected to arrive at the scene of an injury or illness before the ambulance could benefit from this education. Students will use lecture and laboratory environments to learn the skills needed to care for patients. For more information, contact the EMS department at (937) 512-5338 for an entrance application packet. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
EMR’s education can be used as within firefighting, police or safety officer roles. Most companies/departments will not hire a person who is solely an EMR. The purpose of this education is to augment the skills of those who may need to care for the sick and injured before the ambulance arrives.
This program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR examination. Contact the EMS office at Sinclair Community College for additional information about accreditation or national testing.