Medical First Responder

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
40 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course introduces the student to the skills and techniques used for first responder to medical emergencies. Classroom instruction includes a variety of medical related topics encountered by firefighters. Practical exercises and scenarios are included to enhance classroom instruction and skill development.


Course Details




Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

FFP 0142V is not a general education core course, but is a core Fire Fighter I course.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Conduct a primary assessment of problems that are a threat to life if not corrected immediately.

Demonstrate the use, decontamination, disinfection, and disposal of personal protective equipment used for protection from infection.

Perform the following procedures as defined in the Journal of the American Medical Association, “Standards and Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)”:

  • Demonstrate the use of a resuscitation mask in the performance of single- and two-rescuer CPR.
  • Identify three (3) types of external bleeding and the characteristics of each type.
  • Demonstrate three (3) procedures for controlling external bleeding.
  • Identify characteristics and emergency medical care of thermal burns according to degree and severity.
  • Identify the emergency medical care for chemical burns, including chemical burns of the eyes.
  • Identify the symptoms and demonstrate emergency medical care of traumatic shock.
  • Identify the symptoms and demonstrate emergency medical care for ingested poisons and drug overdoses.
  • Identify the method of contacting the poison control center that serves the local jurisdiction.

FF Outcome 1: Demonstrate mastery of Firefighter knowledge and skills.

FF Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for Firefighters.

FF Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking/problem-solving and diagnostic skills proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Firefighter’s work setting.

FF Outcome 4: Exhibit leadership through team building, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Firefighter’s work setting.

FF Outcome 5: Demonstrate skills required to become certified and employed as Firefighters.

Tests, Skills Performance and Demonstration, Skills Check-Off



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Lecture
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Role Play
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Applications


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