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Trauma First Response - TFR

Trauma First Response - TFR is a classroom, PowerPoint, instructor-led course from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians that teaches students the principles of Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) to non-EMS practitioners to help prepare student to care for trauma patients while serving as part of a transport team or awaiting a transport team. 

AUDIENCE: This course is for firefighters, law enforcement, first responders, rescue personnel, and safety officers and serves up core PHTLS content to those who have NOT had EMT or advanced prehospital training.


Scene assessment

History and physical examinations

Recognition of management of life-threatening injuries

Basic airway and ventilation management

COURSE FORMAT: This classroom-based which includes instructor, PowerPoint, video, and skill interaction throughout the course. This course is approximately 8 hours in length. 


PowerPoint-based course to ensure continuity, consistency, and "out of the box thinking"

Instructor-led with hands-on to reinforce new skills and that of proficiency

Student manual is provided (purchase or STARR Library)

Course is updated with the NEW SCIENCE immediately when available

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, students receive a NAEMT Trauma First Response course certification and completion card that is valid for 4 years.