EMS100 – 60.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Do you want to give back to your community by having the ability to provide basic medical care during an emergency? Become an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and learn how to stabilize a patient prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The Emergency Medical Responder course is a 64-hour course and meets the National Standard Curriculum core competencies. The course consists of both classroom lecture and hands-on skills training covering patient assessment, treatment, and use of various medical equipment.

Individuals successfully completing this course will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Cognitive Exam and certification through Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as an EMR.

All classes are pending approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Submit proof of a current healthcare provider CPR card like an American Heart Association BLS Provider or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR card
  • Bring a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff

Class Materials

Prior to attending class, you must purchase the Emergency Medical Responder 7th Ed. textbook and Navigate Course Management access bundle (ISBN# 9781284225914), which can be purchased here.  If you prefer an electronic textbook, you can purchase the eBook with Nav2 Advantage access here.  Please note, we cannot guarantee internet access at the class location.  Please ensure the textbook is downloaded to your device before coming to class.  You will be given information on how to access the online course materials, including a course code, upon registration.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education
process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class
sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a
minimum of 90% of the didactic hours as a component of successful course
completion. This means you are allowed to miss a maximum of 6 hours of
classroom time to still be eligible to continue to the next phase of training. During
the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements,
for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.


  • Trauma/Shock
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Patient Assessment
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Suggested Audience

  • Fire Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Industrial Safety personnel
  • Anyone who may be required to respond to medical or trauma emergencies
  • NOTE: For the Spring School EMR and the Municipal Annual School EMR: This class is for Texas residents that are members of a municipal or volunteer first responder organization ONLY.  Any other students should attend the Industrial Annual School EMR class (the second week of the July annual schools).

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 64.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified

Testing Policy – American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified Disabilities

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email annualschool@teex.tamu.edu.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


  • Regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
  • You may not wear to any class or field activity
    • shorts
    • sleeveless shirts
    • open-toed shoes

It goes without saying that we as students completed a lot of breaches. Yet I was amazed that I learned something new with every shot we built.

— Explosive Breacher Entry
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