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Emergency First Responder

Emergency First Responder


The course focuses on providing essential emergency training for the average citizen and the corporate community in responding to emergencies they may face at home, work and within their communities. The course exposes risks and vulnerabilities created due to health related problems, fires, natural and manmade hazards, and provide the platform for participants to mitigate, plan and prepare and respond to any emergency they may face. The course has four key components: ECSI Basic First Aid, CPR and AED certification, Basic Disaster Preparedness and Management, Basic Fire Safety and an Introduction to Mass Casualty Management.

Course Objectives

Topics covered are:

Component Objectives

Component 1

Emergency Care and Safety Institute First Aid, CPR and AED

  • About First Aid and CPR
  • Actions at an Emergency and Scene Safety
  • Finding out what is wrong
  • Bleeding and Wounds
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Abdominal and Chest injuries
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Bites and Stings
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies
  • Rescuing and Moving Victims
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Choking
  • AED
  • Wrap up and Review
  • Assessment

This program is interactive and a large portion requires physical hands on training. First Aid Manuals will be provided and a two year CPR card will be issued upon course completion.

Component 2

Basic Fire Safety

  • Physics and Chemistry of Combustion
  • Classification of Fire
  • Fire Extinguishing methods
  • Different types of Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Risk Management

Component 3

Basic Disaster Preparedness

  • Identifying Risks and Hazards
  • Man-made and Natural Hazards
  • Risks Assessment
  • Development of Disaster/Emergency Plans
  • Emergency/Disaster Management framework in T&T

Component 4

Basic Mass Casualty Management

  • Fundamentals of Mass Casualty
  • Issues Arising of Mass Casualty
  • On Scene Set up
  • Agent Roles at a Mass Casualty
  • Triaging

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via face-to-face classes. As such, students who have enrolled in the course would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Sunday, Saturday 08:00 am to 04:00 pm 2 Days 16 hours $1,200.00 Mr. Keston Joseph

Session - Sunday, Saturday (08:00 am to 04:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1- Practical Saturday, November 25, 2023 Sunday, November 26, 2023
Session 2 - Practical Saturday, January 27, 2024 Sunday, January 28, 2024
Session 3 - Practical Saturday, March 16, 2024 Sunday, March 17, 2024
Session 4 - Practical Saturday, May 25, 2024 Sunday, May 26, 2024
Session 5 - Practical Saturday, July 13, 2024 Sunday, July 14, 2024
Session 6 - Practical Saturday, September 28, 2024 Sunday, September 29, 2024
Session 7 - Practical Saturday, November 16, 2024 Sunday, November 17, 2024

Student Support


Keston Joseph

Keston Joseph is a highly experienced professional with a remarkable background in pre-hospital and firefighting environments, accumulating over 14 years of expertise. In his current role as Disaster Coordinator at a prominent Regional Health Authority, he specializes in Disaster Management, Enterprise Risk Management, and Business Continuity Planning. With a Master's Degree in Business Administration, Keston's primary focus is on Training and Development, where he is deeply passionate about imparting essential knowledge and skills for risk reduction, emergency planning, and disaster response to individuals, communities, and organizations.

Throughout his career, Keston has held diverse positions, Disaster Coordinator at the South West Regional Health Authority, Auxiliary Fire Station Officer, Communications Supervisor, Disaster Coordinator at Global Medical Response of T&T, and Emergency Medical Technician. His educational journey includes a Master's in Disaster Risk Management, a Master of Arts in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Honors), an Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, and a Diploma in Emergency Medical Dispatch. Keston Joseph's unwavering dedication to disaster risk management, coupled with his extensive knowledge and skill set, positions him as a dedicated and proficient Disaster Risk Manager Specialist committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of communities and organizations during crises.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

Additional Information

Exams and Assessment

Participants will undergo a multiple choice and practical assessment at the end of the First Aid, CPR and AED component of the course, and a final practical assessment at the end of the course which will be a group based assessment.

Materials and Equipment

A workbook will be provided for this course.

Certification Renewals

The First Aid and CPR certification renewal is required every two (2) years and thus participants are required to be re-certified after second years of attaining their certification.


Fees payable to CTSCBCS Registration Fees & total cost of tuition $1,200 TTD, payments can be made via credit card, linx or cheque.


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