Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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First Responder

First responders are the first professionals on the scene of emergency situations. If you seek a career saving and changing lives, consider a 44-hour Fast Track first responder certification. In this role, you’ll ensure the health and safety of patients until they’re taken into physicians’ care. This course equips you with the skills to analyze and act quickly, providing basic emergency care during the first phases of an emergency. At the end of the program, final written and practical exams for certification ensure your readiness for the workforce. Recertification is required every two years.

 What are my career options?

First responders can seek rewarding careers a variety of settings, working in fire-departments, law enforcement, hospitals, and for private companies. First responder certification is a great asset to business and industry, as it allows an employee to address an emergency while waiting for EMS to respond.


We have a simple application process for this course, please click here to apply for this course.