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 Spring/Summer 2020

  • The EMR Course for Spring/Summer 2020 will be held April 13 through June 27, 2020 at the Ogle-Lee Fire Protection District, Steward, IL. 
  • Course dates are every Monday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and multiple Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday classes are April 25, May 2, May 16, June 6, June 13 and June 27.
  • Application packets for the Spring/Summer 2020 EMR Course will be available February 20, 2020.  Completed application packets are due March 31, 2020 at 5 p.m.  NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this course is postponed until further notice.

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