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Emergency Medical Responder Upgrade/Bridge (FR to EMR)


Price is per person

*You must have an unexpired First Responder certification to take the EMR Upgrade.

Fast Facts:

  • Length: 40 – 44 hours (Upgrade from First Responder)
  • Minimum: 4 people per class
  • Take Home: Emergency Care Manual, E-Certification Card (upon successful completion)

Course Dates:

  • Mar 2-3 & 9-10 (9a-7p)
  • Apr 13-14 & 20-21 (9a-7p)  COURSE FULL
  • May 4-5 & 11-12 (9a-7p) COURSE FULL
  • Jun 15-16 & 22-23 (9a-7p) 3 Spots Remaining
  • July 27-28 & Aug 3-4 (9a-7p) 4 Spots Remaining
  • Sept 7-8 & 14-15 (9a-7p)
  • Sept 28-29 & Oct 5-6 (9a-7p)
  • Oct 19-20 & 26-27 (9a-7p)
  • Nov 9-10 & 16-17 (9a-7p)
  • Nov 30-Dec 1 & Dec 7-8 (9a-7p)


  • 1. Send an etransfer for $700.59 ($619.99+HST) to with security question FRtoEMR + 3 letter Month of Course -> ex. ‘FRtoEMRJAN’ and password ‘Right’
  • OR
  • 2. Select course dates & options and pay securely through PayPal. Select Pay with Credit Card or PayPal.
  • Right Reaction will email you full course details about 5 days before the course.
  • Courses are in Hamilton, ON – Rymal Rd & Glancaster Rd.

Please read our Professional Responder Courses cancellation policy
Got questions about FR/EMR? Answers are in Frequently Asked Questions.
How to pay for a course – answers in FAQ’s.

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Price is per person.

*You must have an unexpired First Responder certification to take the EMR Upgrade.

Please read our advanced courses cancellation policy.

This course includes First Aid & CPR/AED BLS Guidelines 2018 and meets OHS regulations for Professional Responders. The course is designed to meet the National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) established by the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC). It provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until the next level of health care takes over.

Course Details:

  • Emergency Medical Responder certification = 80 hours
  • EMR Upgrade (Bridge) = 40-44 hour course with flexible scheduling options (Upgrade from First Responder)
  • Must have First Responder to take EMR Upgrade (Bridge)
  • 3-year certification as Emergency Medical Responder
  • Includes CPR Level BLS
  • Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification
  • Conducted by a certified Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Instructor


CPR/AED Level C is mandatory, but it is recommended that participants have completed a Standard First Aid + CPR/AED course.
Those doing an upgrade to the EMR level must have a current Red Cross First Responder.
Recommended for those in emergency response, including Firefighters, Police, EMS personnel, OPT (or equivalent) personnel and workplace response teams.

Course Content:

All First Responder Content PLUS

  • The Emergency Scene
  • Specific Types of Respiratory Distress
  • Childbirth Complications
  • Reaching and Moving Casualties
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations and Transportation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Nasopharyngeal Airways
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Blast Injuries
  • Terminal Illnesses and Cancer
  • Behavioural or Psychiatric Disorders
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Air Medical Transportation
  • Pulse Oximetry

Take-Home Materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care Manual
  • E-Certification Card, Wall Certificate

Additional information


Jun 15-16 & 22-23 (9a-7p), Jul 27-28 & Aug 3-4 (9a-7p), Sept 7-8 & 14-15 (9a-7p), Sept 28-28 & Oct 5-6 (9a-7p), Oct 19-20 & 26-27 (9a-7p), Nov 9-10 & 16-17 (9a-7p), Nov 30-Dec 1 & Dec 7-8 (9a-7p)

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