Emergency First Response (EFR)

The PHECC EFR (Emergency First Response) course is the highest level of Responder in Ireland. The course is designed to qualify you with certification, skills and knowledge required to operate as an EFR.

Course Aim: The aim of our Emergency First Response course is to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to provide care management to a wide range of sick and injured patients, with an emphasis on preparing the patient for transport when an ambulance arrives on scene.

Course Structure: The Emergency First Response course consists of 40 classroom hours. This course can be run either as a full-time (5 weekdays 09:00-17:00) or part-time basis (2 weekends, Fridays 19:00-22:30 and Saturdays and Sundays 09:00-17:00).

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the Emergency First Responder.
  • Be able to provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until discharge or the arrival of medical assistance.
  • Be able to assist with the management of a patient upon the arrival of a medical practitioner.


Course Fees: €485. Group discounts are available.  See below for contact details.

How to apply: For further information please e-mail memt@medicall.ie or phone (01) 4 966 122 or click Book a Course.