First Aid Provider

CEF023 – 2.00 Hours


FP CEF023 50 $10.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responses by Fire Departments are on the rise.  In fact, many fire service organizations respond to more EMS calls annually than any other type of emergency.  Even if the organization does not operate ambulance units, its personnel often serve as medical first responders to provide treatment until an ambulance arrives.  No matter the scope of practice or certification level, firefighters must ensure that they are proficient in emergency first aid to be able to assist the public as well as their fellow firefighter.  This course offers 2 CE hours covering the role of the fire service in providing emergency medical care, explain patient confidentiality requirements, identify communicable diseases first responders commonly encounter, explain ways to prevent the spread of communicable diseases during emergency medical care, explain the process of patient assessment, describe cardiopulmonary resuscitation, describe methods of controlling bleeding, and explain shock managment.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.2.1


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Text Book

Students are expected to use the Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • 1. Describe the role of the fire service in providing emergency medical care.
  • 2. Explain patient confidentiality requirements.
  • 3. Identify communicable diseases that first responders commonly encounter.
  • 4. Explain ways to prevent the spread of communicable diseases during emergency medical care.
  • 5. Explain the process of patient assessment.
  • 6. Describe Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • 7. Describe methods of controlling bleeding.
  • 8. Explain shock management.

Suggested Audience

Individuals seeking continuing education in the fire service and emergency medical services.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 2.00 hours – State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • 2.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • 2.00 hours – Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Contact Information

Online Continuing Education

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Phone: (866) 878-8900
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