Emergency Medical Responder

Help is on the way

Emergency medical responders (also known as EMRs) are responsible for transporting ill or injured patients from scenes of emergency and/or between facilities.

They operate ambulances or other modes of transportation, assess emergency scenes and patients, and provide pre-hospitalcare to patients.

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$21.12 - $24.69 per hour

Other benefits


Recognized emergency medical responder program


  • Assess emergency scenes and patients, and provide treatments including emergency medical care, ventilation or oxygen administration, and automated defibrillation
  • Lift and transport patients and equipment
  • Transport ill or injured patients from scenes of emergency and/or between facilities
  • Complete and submit required documentation including patient care reports

Make a Difference

  • Quickly transport ill or injured patients from emergency scenes to the nearest hospital to receive medical care
  • Transport patients between facilities, for example, if patients require a different level of care or more specialized care
  • Keep calm in what can be stressful situations and administer lifesaving measures

Work Collaboratively

  • Provide direct patient care
  • Work as part of an interprofessional health care team, collaborating with emergency medical personnel, emergency communications officers, physicians, nurses and other health professionals

Grow Your Career

  • Additional training and certification
  • Teaching/training other EMRs and staff
  • Healthcare leadership and management
  • Health system administration

Advanced Care Paramedic

Discover More

Your EMS offers a behind the scenes look at the people who provide emergency care, as well as the equipment, tools and programs.

Additional Information

To learn more about a career as an Emergency Medical Responder in our province visit Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS).