Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The First Responder program provides education per the National Standard Curriculum to provide students with a core knowledge, skills and attitude to function within the capacity of a licensed first responder. The first responder training is a 52-hour long course that provides training to use a limited amount of equipment to perform an initial assessment, and interventions to assist other EMS providers.


  • Complete Education Course Application with all specific course requirements as indicated on the course application.
  • Appropriate course fee paid prior to start date of class.
  • Must be 18 years of age by the final course examination date.

Course Offerings

OSF Northern Region EMS offers Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) classes throughout the year at various locations.

EMR Course for Summer 2021

  • The EMR Course for Summer 2021 will be held June 17 through August 7, 2021 at the Malden Fire Department in Malden, IL with occasional classes held at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, IL.
  • Course dates are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. and multiple Saturdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
  • Saturday classes are June 19, July 10, July 24 and August 7, 2021.
  • For applications or further information, please contact Lisa Kirane at (815) 395-4901 or via email Lisa.R.Kirane@osfhealthcare.org  

Request EMR Application Package

Provisional EMR

Students who meet all requirements and are 16-17 years old may obtain a Provisional EMR status. The Provisional EMR will be transitioned to a licensed EMR at their 18th birthday.

Education Forms