105 CMR 171.000: Massachusetts First Responder Training

Section 201: First aid training of emergency personnel, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation; standards; refresher course; coordination by department; personnel excepted

Section 201: Members of police and fire departments, members of the state police participating in highway patrol, persons appointed permanent or temporary lifeguards by the Commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions, and members of emergency reserve units of a volunteer fire department or fire protection district shall be trained to administer first aid, including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation by July first, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight, including those appointed on or after January first, nineteen hundred and seventy-six and may be trained in automatic or semi-automatic cardiac defibrillation. The training shall meet the standards for first aid training prescribed by the department and shall not be less than the standards established by the Committee on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care of the American Heart Association, and shall be satisfactorily completed by them as soon as practical, but in no event more than one year after the date of their employment. Satisfactory completion of a refresher course approved by the department in cardiopulmonary resuscitation each year and in other first aid every three years shall also be required. The training and equipment for automatic or semi-automatic cardiac defibrillation shall meet standards prescribed by the department.

This section shall not apply to police officers, firefighters and persons engaged in police and fire work whose duties are primarily clerical or administrative.

Using the current Massachusetts Minimum Standards for First Responder Training, this course trains individuals who are the first to arrive at an emergency to provide efficient and accurate pre-hospital care. Students assess patients for wounds to determine if trauma, shock, burns or closed airways are a problem and how to address those issues by dressing wounds, stabilizing the person or administering oxygen. They immobilize patients and address common emergency medical issues with basic treatments. This course includes hands-on, practical experience and is necessary for first responder certification.

Length 
Approx. 16 hrs. 
Certification:
$200 pp
Recertification:
$200 pp

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