Breath for Life Inc

“First Aid & CPR Training in Edmonton and Area”

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responder Ambulance

Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder

Welcome to the Emergency Medical Responder course page.

Have questions? Please email our program head directly: Course Calendar for Sept/Oct 2024.

Breath for Life Inc offers the National Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program which educates you to an EMR’s scope of practice. This course is primarily for Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement personnel who do not require registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics. Breath for Life has been offering the EMR program since 2007.  Breath for Life provides a supportive learning environment to help build confidence. Students will become familiar with their scope of practice through assessment and treatment protocols.   A consideration of various medical illnesses and traumatic injuries will ensure that sign and symptom recognition prompts correct treatment decisions.

This course is approved by the Canadian Red Cross, and accepted by Private and Public schools as a prerequisite into their EMS programs. Breath for Life is no longer affiliated with the Alberta College of Paramedics and this course does not qualify you for registration with the College.

EMR Course Details: Sept/Oct 2024: Calendar 

    • Time: 80 Hr In-class and virtual delivery
    • Duration: Over 3 Weeks (80 hours total)
    • Fees : $975.00 plus GST (Free Digital Manual)
    • Course Topics
    • Prerequisite course:
      • Red Cross Intermediate Standard First Aid/Level C CPR
        • This course is a prerequisite and must be current to take this course
        • If you don’t have this certification you may take it through Breath for Life by registering online: There are 2 delivery options: Blended or In-class
        • The minimum enrollment number of 6 must be met to deliver this course.
      • Registration Process:
        • Please register online or if you have questions email the program director at:

Emergency Medical Responder Dates




Sept 23 - Oct 11
In-class: 8AM to 1PM; Virtual: 1:30PM to 6:30PM-- Please check Calendar in the writeup for further details

Virtual and In-class Training

Accepted Payment Methods

Payment option cash

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