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ID
3-509-1008
Name
Emergency Medical Responder
Status
Published
Version
1.6
Updated
3/10/2021 10:45:31 AM
Original Release
03/09/2021
Last Major Release
03/10/2021
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is an out-of-hospital practitioner whose primary focus is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to patients while ensuring patient access to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The EMR: 1. Functions as part of a comprehensive EMS response, community, health or public safety system with clinical protocols and medical oversight 2. Performs basic interventions, with minimal equipment and resources, to manage life threats, medical needs and psychological needs until other personnel can arrive 3. Assesses patient needs, initiates treatment and requests additional resources, as necessary 4. Assists in caring for patients during ambulance transport 5. Provides an important link within the 911 and EMS systems
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Successful completion of a state-, tribe- or territory-approved EMR training program that meets or exceeds a uniform national standard for quality
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-5: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials 2. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 3. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Ongoing, active participation with an EMS-providing entity, organization or agency
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System National Incident Management System (NIMS) Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines physical/medical fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization recommendations
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Ongoing, active participation with an EMS-providing entity, organization or agency 2. Immunizations up-to-date and commensurate with mission assignment
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1State-, tribe- or territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as an EMR
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National QualificationSysytem, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Association of State EMS Officials, National EMS Scope of Practice Model 2019 (DOT HS 812-666), February 2019