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Emergency First Responder

Emergency First Responder


The Emergency First Responder course at CTS College serves as a crucial initiative to equip both individuals and the corporate community with essential emergency response skills. Focusing on the spectrum of emergencies that may arise at home, in the workplace, or within communities, the course sheds light on the risks and vulnerabilities associated with health issues, fires, natural disasters, and manmade hazards.

By integrating four key components - ECSI Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certification, Basic Disaster Preparedness and Management, Basic Fire Safety and an Introduction to Mass Casualty Management - the programme offers a comprehensive training platform. Participants not only gain practical skills in emergency response but also learn to mitigate risks, plan and prepare for potential crises and respond effectively to a wide range of emergency situations.

Upon successful completion of this programme students would be awarded the following certificates:

  • CTS College Emergency First Responder
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) Standard First Aid, CPR & AED


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Provide emergency care including First Aid and CPR
  • Understand how to deal with fires
  • Prepare for disasters
  • Deal with mass casualties


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 2 days
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Face-to-Face classes with hands-on training
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Individuals seeking personal preparedness
  • Corporate and workplace communities
  • Community leaders and volunteers
  • Parents and caregivers
  • First aid and emergency response personnel

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this course – all are welcome to join and learn.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

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

2: Basic Fire Safety

  • Physics and chemistry of combustion
  • Classification of fire
  • Fire extinguishing methods
  • Different types of fire extinguishers
  • Fire risk management

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 Trinidad and Tobago

4: Basic Mass Casualty Management

  • Fundamentals of mass casualty
  • Issues arising from mass casualties
  • On scene set up
  • Agent roles at a mass casualty site
  • Triaging


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 4 - Practical Saturday, July 13, 2024 Sunday, July 14, 2024
Session 5 - Practical Saturday, September 28, 2024 Sunday, September 29, 2024
Session 6 - Practical Saturday, November 16, 2024 Sunday, November 17, 2024

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Classes

This interactive course will be delivered via face-to-face classes as it requires physical hands-on training. As such, students who have enrolled in the course would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Individual multiple choice and practical assessment
  • Group based practical assessment


In order to receive the CTS College Emergency First Responder certificate of completion and the ECSI Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certificates, students must attend both classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

CTS College certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.

Certification Renewals

Students are required to be re-certified after the second year of attaining the ECSI Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certificate.


A workbook and first aid manuals would be provided for this course.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,200. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Mr. Keston Joseph to facilitate the Emergency First Responder course. Mr. Joseph not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. HE/SHE is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

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. 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 organisations.

Throughout his career, Keston has held diverse positions, including Disaster Coordinator, Auxiliary Fire Station Officer, Communications Supervisor 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 (Honours), 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 organisations during crises.

Programme Management

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

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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