Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Initial Course Overview

This course was previously called “First Responder” - the name has changed in accordance with the 2012 National Registry guidelines.

Under the guidelines of the U. S. Department of Transportation, the EMSRB of Minnesota and the North Dakota DEMST, this course is designed for emergency care personnel on rescue squads, fire, and police departments, business, or industry. EMRs are a “link” to local emergency services.

The EMR course is an online blended course. The majority of the course work and lectures is completed online, while the practical part of class (the hands-on part) is done during our face-to-face sessions. Basic computer and internet
knowledge and access to the internet is necessary for this course.

Course Fees

The initial course fee is $475 plus books, which are about $280.

How do I sign up for EMR class?

Prior to the start of class, a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a position in the class. The deposit is part of the tuition and the remaining balance is due before the first night of class. All can be paid online or by cash (sorry, no checks). Books may be purchased at F–M Ambulance or by calling (701) 364-1750.

***Update: Fall 2024 and forward will change to 4-weekend lab due to State/National updates. There will also be 4 mandatory Thursday evening WebEx discussion sessions. These mandatory WebEx sessions will have a large impact on understanding and retaining the foundations of EMR.

Next classes:      

Summer 2024

First night, 6/5/2024 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Required Orientation)

Lab 1: Saturday, 6/22/2024, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Lab 2: Saturday, 7/20/2024, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Lab 3: Saturday, 8/17/2024, 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Fall 2024 

First night, 8/26/2024 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Required Orientation) 

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 8/29/2024, 7pm-9pm 

Lab 1: Saturday, 8/31/2024, 8:30am - 4:00pm

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 9/12/2024, 7pm-9pm  

Lab 2: Saturday, 9/14/2024, 8:30am - 4:00pm

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 9/26/2024, 7pm-9pm 

Lab 3: Saturday, 9/28/2024, 8:30am - 4:00pm

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 10/10/2024, 7pm-9pm 

Lab 4: Saturday, 10/12/2024, 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Spring 2025

First night, 1/13/2025 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Required Orientation) 

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 1/16/2025, 7pm-9pm

Lab 1Saturday, 1/18/2025, 8:30am - 4:00pm 

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 1/30/2025, 7pm-9pm  

Lab 2: Saturday, 2/1/2025, 8:30am - 4:00pm

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 2/13/2025, 7pm-9pm 

Lab 3: Saturday, 2/15/2025, 8:30am - 4:00pm

WebEx Discussion: Thursday, 2/27/2025, 7pm-9pm 

Lab 4: Saturday, 3/1/2025, 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Online registration:

Ensure you sign up for both classes and that the sessions match (Deposit for Fall and Main for Fall, etc.).

  1. EMR Deposit: Link to SanfordLearn (or search for ci-5720)
  2. EMR Main:     Link to SanfordLearn (or search for ci-5721)

 All prices are subject to change.

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