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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

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, February 4, 2023 Sunday, February 5, 2023
Session 2 - Practical Saturday, June 3, 2023 Sunday, June 4, 2023
Session 3 - Practical Saturday, July 29, 2023 Sunday, July 30, 2023
Session 4 - Practical Saturday, September 16, 2023 Sunday, September 17, 2023
Session 5 - Practical Saturday, November 25, 2023 Sunday, November 26, 2023

Student Support


Keston Joseph

Keston Joseph over 14 experience both at the pre hospital environment and within the Fire Fighting environment where he has gain extensive knowledge, skills and competencies in responding and managing medical, natural and manmade emergencies. He also held the post of the Disaster Coordinator and Communications Supervisor. He currently serves as the Disaster Coordinator in one of the largest local Regional Health Authority where his core responsibilities includes Disaster Management, Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning.

Keston is the holder of Master’s Degree in Business Administration and he also specializes in the field of Training and Development. He is passionate about providing Individuals, Communities and Organizations with the knowledge and skills that will allow for risk reduction, emergency planning and response for emergencies and disasters.

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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