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Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.


Every Monday and Wednesday night from 6:30—10 PM starting July 9, 2018 through August 15, 2018. No absences are permitted.


Bennington Rescue Squad at 120 McKinley St, Bennington, VT 05201


$350 course fee includes book with online resources, class shirt, stethoscope, shears, penlight, BP cuff, and class materials.

Examination fees are not included and are the responsibility of the student.

Residents of Bennington (including Old & North Bennington), Shaftsbury, and Woodford are eligible for a partial refund of the course fee if they remain volunteer first responders for Bennington Rescue.

The fee for this course is $350.00. Bennington Rescue plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered. The fee includes textbook, online education system, uniform shirts, and classroom materials.

  • Payment in full must be made with registration and no later than June 25, 2018 or close of registration, whichever comes first.



The student must possess sufficient strength, motor coordination and manual dexterity to be able to:
a) Lift at least 125 pounds unassisted.
b) Stand, carry, balance, and walk on uneven terrain.
c) Stoop, kneel, climb, crouch, and crawl as needed to reach patients and safely remove/transport them.
d) Carry and utilize emergency medical equipment appropriately.

The student must be able to communicate verbally to patients, physicians, nurses and co-workers.

The student must be able to effectively write and document patient care activities in an electronic format.

The student must be able to hear, understand and react quickly to verbal instructions and patient needs.

The student must be capable of:

a) handling stressful situations related to technical and procedural standards and patient care situations.

b) providing physical and emotional support to the patient in the out-of-hospital setting and be able to set priorities for emergency care.

c) following directions effectively and working closely with members of the health care community.


The student must:

a) Be able to comply with clinical experience site requirements including, but not limited to: influenza and other immunizations

b) Be able to travel to clinical experience location, testing sites, and other locations that may be assigned.

c) Be able to work varying shifts and hours as assigned.

d) Be able to access to a computer with internet capabilities that meets the minimum system requirements of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Navigate 2 system, available at: http://www.jblearning.com/techsupport/ Note: Based on previous student experiences, phone and tablet devices, such as an iPad, may have difficulty with the ability to play some content.

e) Be able to proceed through the program without taking time off between any sections and attend all sessions.

f) Be able to adhere to the course dress code and code of conduct.

NOTE: Bennington Rescue retains the right to deny any application, for any reason. If the school denies the application prior to the class date, all tuition and fees paid will be refunded. There are NO REFUNDS for course supplies, including textbooks or online materials once delivered to the student or accessed online.

  • When: Mon Jul. 9 - 6:30 pm
    Wed Aug. 15 10:00 pm

  • Address: 120 McKinley Street
    Bennington VT,US 05201

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