The First Responder course is your first step to an
exciting and rewarding career in
the Emergency Medical Services field.

The First Responder course is an introductory course designed for lay persons interested in or for professionals who require First Responder training per State of California (Title 22) and U.S. Department of Transportation standards. The class will teach the basic pre-hospital care skills needed to render care at the scene of an emergency until more highly trained emergency medical response personnel arrive.

The course will cover such subjects as basic anatomy and body systems, lifting and moving of patients, airway management, patient assessment, medical/behavioral/trauma emergencies, terrorism awareness, and an overview of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.

This course prepares students to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam for First Responders. This course is also a prerequisite for the EMT-I course at Napa Valley College. 

Click here for an EMR Information Sheet

 Any further questions please contact the EMS Office at the following

phone number: (707) 256-7630




Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin, Dean of Human Resources (Phone: 707-256-7100, Room 1544).  The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).