Emergency Medical Responders
A first responder (now called Emergency Medical Responder or EMR for short) is a volunteer community member, firefighter or police officer that has taken a 45-hour course at a technical college and is trained to provide CPR, first aid, and trained in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
There are currently 26 EMR groups in the Gold Cross service area. Every community serviced by Gold Cross has emergency medical responders.
With more than 300 EMRs and 100 paramedics in the Fox Cities, it is important that everyone knows their role, communicates and works together as a team. To ensure that processes work smoothly when on scene, Gold Cross provides a paramedic liaison to each first responder group. In addition, all EMRs are invited to quarterly training sessions sponsored by Gold Cross.