Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

This basic level provides responders with essential treatment skills and a solid basis for more advanced training. This license level includes basic patient assessment skills, CPR-C level, the mechanics and practice of lifting patients, the use of ambulance equipment, including the use of automatic external defibrillators, and utilization of basic symptom relief procedures.

Working as an EMR is an entry-level, community focused position that is ideal for people who live and work in a rural or remote area. BCAS employs EMRs on an on-call, part-time basis, and EMRs are limited to work in the station where they are hired.