Emergency First Responder

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Course Overview

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.


Topics covered are:

Component one: 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 two: Basic Fire Safety

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

Component three: Basic Disaster Preparedness

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

Component four: Basic Mass Casualty Management

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



Keston Joseph has 14 experience as an Emergency Medical Technician with the National Ambulance Service and has responded and manage all types of medical emergencies.  He is also an Instructor and Auxiliary Fire Fighter with the Trinidad and Tobago Auxiliary Fire Service years with over 10 years experience and has trained members of both Emergency Services in responding to emergencies.  He is also a CPR and First Aid instructor and is currently the Disaster Coordinator of the National Ambulance Service.  

Keston is the holder of a BA Honors Degree in Business Administration (UHU) and an Associate Degree in Human Resource Management from as well as other Diplomas and Certifications in the Field of Emergency/Disaster Management.



Programme Manager

Mr. Jude Bernard

Phone: 796-2140

E-mail: jbernard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Course Offering

DayTimeDurationTuition CostLecturer
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm 14 hours $1200.00 Mr. Keston Joseph


Class Schedule

NoStart DateEnd Date
1 Saturday 30th April 2016 Saturday 1st May 2016
2 Saturday 4th June 2016 Saturday 5th June 2016
3 Saturday 16th July 2016 Saturday 17th July 2016
4 Saturday 10th September 2016 Saturday 11th September 2016
5 Saturday 8th October 2016 Sunday 9th October 2016
6 Saturday 12th November 2016 Saturday 13th November 2016
7 Saturday 17th December 2016 Saturday 18th December 2016



Fees payable to CTSCBCS Registration Fees & total cost of tuition $1200 TTD, payments can be made via credit card, linx or cheque.


Exams and Assessments

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.


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