This course provides students with a basic knowledge of how to respond to emergencies as first responders in situations involving hazardous materials and common medical emergencies. Students will learn how to assess the scene, recognize the nature of the emergency, and take appropriate action. Students will participate in lecture and hands-on demonstrations to become proficient at caring for persons suffering a heart attack, stroke, and trauma management, along with multiple other minor and major emergencies. The course follows the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer protocol for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid management. The student who successfully completes this course will be certified in First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and CPR for adults and children.