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Emergency Medical Responder

Whether you want to be a lifeguard, a firefighter, or a medical worker, this class will give you a great start.

Whether you want to be a lifeguard, a firefighter, or a medical worker in any branch of medicine, this class will give you a great start.  You will learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency first aid, and how to provide care at the scene of an accident or disaster.  Prepare for jobs such as ambulance attendant or emergency room technician. Learn emergency responsibilities and ethical/legal issues and responsibilities.  This class prepares you for the EMT class and advanced studies in the field. 

Emergency Medical Responder trains students as emergency personnel who provide immediate care to an ill or injured person and assist emergency medical service (EMS) providers. This course will train students how to recognize emergency situations, maintain personal safety, and provide basic emergency care including CPR and First Aid, prevention of disease transmission, along with an understanding of ethical and legal considerations. This course will prepare students who are interested in a career as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician, or paramedic. This course is also suggested for those interested in lifeguard positions, fire service, and a variety of health-related fields as required by Title 22.



  • Industry Sector: Public Services
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Medical Careers or Fire Technology
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): El Dorado HS, La Habra HS, Los Alamitos HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.