Emergency Medical Responder – OFA III to EMR Bridge Course

6 Days
Certification: 3 years
Cost: $900 (Includes books)
Course is only offered at the Vernon location

This program provided by the Canadian Red Cross is designed for people who have completed an OFA Level III course within the last two years. The courses teaches the student the concepts and skills necessary to become licensed as an Emergency Medical Responder.

2The EMR program is the first step towards a career in emergency response or paramedicine. A pre-requisite for the Primary Care Paramedic program, the EMR course is based on both national and provincial standards for emergency pre-hospital care. Hands on and interactive, students will learn the basics of how to deal with a variety of medical and traumatic conditions. Students will gain a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, the healthcare system as it relates to Emergency Medical Services, pharmacology and ambulance operations.

Students find careers in emergency response, as ambulance attendants, in the oil and gas sector, as ski patrollers, life guards or to build their resumes in preparation for a career in fire fighting or law enforcement.

Students must be aware that upon successful completion of the course, they are not licensed paramedics. Students must independently apply to the Emergency Medical Assistants (EMA) Licensing Board for their licensing exams. This involves a licensing fee payable to EMA, and may take a few months to complete. Please contact the EMA licensing enquiries line for any licensing question you may have: 250 952-1211.

Course Requirements:

  • Must hold a valid Level 3 ticket and must bring it to class with them
  • In good health and physical condition
  • Books must be picked up in advance of the course start date in order to complete the require pre-reading and assignments
  • Must prepay to secure a seat in class

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Refund Policy:

All courses must be paid for in full at time of registration.
If notification of course withdrawal is received 5 business days or more before the course commences, a refund of 50% of the course fee may be given.

If notification of course withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the course commences, no refund will be given.

If a student elects to transfer to a different course date, 5 business days notice must be given or a fee will apply.

  • OFA 2, OFA 3, OFA 3 Recert, EMR or FR: $250.00
  • All other courses: $75.00
  • Candidates that do not show up for a course forfeit all fees.

FACTS recognizes that there may be extenuating circumstances, and we will always do our best to accommodate students in those situations.

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