Emergency Medical Services

EMS Department Office:
(970) 339-6397

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for information on who
to contact for each
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Emergency Medical Responder


Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) replaces First Responder in accordance with the National EMS Scope of Practice Model.  Emergency Medical Responders are trained to provide immediate and initial care while awaiting the arrival of EMS response and also assist personnel with higher level training at the scene of an incident.  EMR's receive basic training in the following general areas:
  • Airway and Breathing Care
  • Medical
  • Cardiac Care
  • Trauma Care

What classes do I need to register for?

EMS 115: Emergency Medical Responder – 3 Credits

What are the prerequisites for the EMR program?

Apply to Aims and be a registered student. Follow directions on the prospective student page.

Students must obtain CPR certification prior to registering for this course. CPR must be American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers. Evidence of CPR certification must be provided to Stacey Tekansik in AHS 102.

Information on CPR courses

Do I need assessment scores to take EMR?

Students that have declared personal interest or the EMR Certificate as their major are exempt from the assessment score requirement.  However, students that have declared a degree for their major must meet the college assessment requirements.

Further information on Assessment Scores can be found at the testing center web site.

For any additional questions regarding EMR courses, contact Stacey Tekansik at Stacey.tekansik@aims.edu or (970) 339-6397.

What if I have other questions regarding EMR?

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.

For any additional questions regarding EMR courses, contact Nick Betz at nick.betz@aims.edu or (970) 339-6696.