Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Initial

Course Description

This course will prepare individuals to render prehospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during interfacility transfer within an organized emergency medical services system. The course content meets the objectives contained in the U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards and trains the participant to become competent in the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) scope of practice. The course consists of didactic and skills lab training.

Topic covered:

  • Introduction to EMS Systems
  • Airway and Cardiac Resuscitation
  • Patient Assessment
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Special Patient Populations
  • Operations



Cost: $700.00

Payment plans available.

Includes: Course Material, Textbook, CPR Course, and subscription to any online curriculum


Bob Ziegler – EMS Instructor for CTTCI, Bob has over 43 years of active EMS as well as Fire Service experience in addition to administrative, supervisory and management experience on Regional, County and Statewide levels.  Mr. Ziegler has been a certified as an EMS Instructor for 34 years and a Licensed Paramedic for 35 years, both within the State of CT.  Mr. Ziegler is also a certified EVOC Instructor, State Certified Fire Service Instructor 1, Safety Officer and Fire Officer 1, is an American Heart Assoc. CPR Instructor Trainer and Regional Faculty as well as an OSHA Certified Instructor and is also POST Credentialed.


Matt Ziegler – EMS Instructor for CTTCI, Matt has over 13 years of active EMS experience as both a Fire Department First Responder and working on Ambulances. Matt started his EMS carrier as an EMR before obtaining his EMT. Matt has been a CPR and EMS Instructor for the last 7 years. Matt currently is a career Firefighter/EMT as well as a Fire LT in his Vol. Fire Department. Matt graduated from the University of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and is also a certified Fire Service Instructor and Safety Officer as well as Fire Officer 2.


Sean Brierley – EMS Instructor for CTTCI, Sean has over 28 years of experience and leadership in volunteer fire and ambulance service. Sean is an Emergency Medical Services Instructor and Fire Officer I. Along with day-to-day management duties in the fire department, Sean regularly rides and provides patient care in department ambulances. In addition to his fire and EMS experience, Sean has been teaching for 13 years as an adjunct professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University.


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