Originally Posted by TedderX_
First Responder is one of the trainings my S&R offers.
What all does it entail?
And what's the real difference between it and EMT and Paramedic? Are there other similar trainings?
The previous posts pretty much sum it up. The first responder course is also about half as long as the EMT course. If your plan was to take the course for your own personal knowledge, then it would be probably be useful. If you plan to use it as a launch platform to run with an ambulance squad, skip it and just for for EMT.
I haven't actually taken it myself yet but it's on my plan somewhere. I'm an officer with the fire department and get dispatched to assist EMS on occasion. I'm now also being dispatched for all cardiac arrest calls in my first due. Having that little bit of extra knowledge/cert over the basic first aid/CPR/AED training could be useful but I have no desire to obtain and maintain an EMT certification.