EMR Initial – Walpole

January 19, 2022 - February 26, 2022

Wednesday and Fridays 6:00pm to 10:00pm Online, Saturdays 9:00am to 3:00pm

Registration Closed


The Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services is pleased to announce the upcoming 2022 winter Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course. This course will be a hybrid program consisting of both online and in-person instruction. Online lectures will be on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and In-person skills days on Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Week 1: January 19, 21, and 22. Week 2: January 26, 28, and 29. Week 3: February 2, 4, 5. Week 4: February 9, 11, 12. Week 5: February 18 only.  Week 6: February 23, 25, 26. State BLS Exam: Saturday, March 12, 2022. This program will be offered at the following locations,

There is no cost for this program as it is 100% grant funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This includes all textbook, audiobook, quizzes, online lectures, skills sessions, and study materials as well as the State BLS Psychomotor Exam

Based on the curriculum established by the US Department of Transportation for Emergency Medical Responder and authorized by the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Topics covered include public safety, public health, out-of-hospital emergency medicine systems, patient assessment, stabilization of life-threatening emergencies, and basic life support for people of all health statuses. Prepares and authorizes students to take the national certification exam for Emergency Medical Responder and to apply for a State of New Hampshire EMR license.

Skill sessions involve hands-on practice with emergency medical equipment and scenario-based application of knowledge and skill. Practical skills include patient assessment, management of airway and breathing problems, wound care, splinting, and basic medical treatment.

* Students must hold a current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification that will not expire before the end of the course.
* Students must have access to a computer with internet access and be able to create an account on NHFA-EMS.com.

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

The Emergency Medical Responder’s scope of practice includes simple skills focused on lifesaving interventions for critical patients. Typically, the Emergency Medical Responder renders on-scene emergency care while awaiting additional EMS response and may serve as part of the transporting crew, but not as the primary care giver.

In many communities, Emergency Medical Responders provide a mechanism to increase the likelihood that trained personnel and lifesaving equipment can be rapidly deployed to serious emergencies. In all cases, Emergency Medical Responders are part of a tiered response system. Emergency Medical Responders work alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team.

The Emergency Medical Responder’s scope of practice includes simple, non-invasive interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Emergency care is based on assessment findings. Additionally, the Emergency Medical Responder provides care designed to minimize secondary injury and comfort the patient and family while awaiting additional EMS resources.

A major difference between the lay person and the Emergency Medical Responder is the “duty to act” as part of an organized EMS response.

In some systems, Emergency Medical Responders serve as a part of the crew on transporting EMS units; however, the EMR is not intended to be the highest level caregiver in such situations. They must function with an EMT or higher level personnel during the transportation of emergency patients. The scope of practice model of an EMRis limited to simple skills that are effective and can be performed safely in an out-of-hospital setting with medical oversight.

After initiating care, the Emergency Medical Responder transfers care to higher level personnel. The Emergency Medical Responder serves as part of an EMS response system that ensures a progressive increase in the level of assessment and care.1


Detailed information is listed below.

Wednesday and Fridays 6:00pm to 10:00pm Online, Saturdays 9:00am to 3:00pm

Registration Closed


Max Dodge

Walpole Fire & EMS

278 Main St
Walpole, New Hampshire 03608


Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration. Applicants will be notified within two business days with the status of their applications. Courses where pricing is listed as "Grant Funded" covers tuition only. Overtime/Backfill eligible courses will be specifically noted.

Registration Window

Opens: Wednesday November 24, 2021 00:00
Closes: Friday January 14, 2022 00:00


No Cost, Grant funded

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