Medical First Responder Training Authority and Program Approval
Training Authority Medical First Responder
The guidelines and minimum standards are set forth in order to establish a minimum level of training for the Medical First Responder in the State of Mississippi. These guidelines and minimum standards shall be met by all Medical First Responder courses in the state. BEMS may approve Medical First Responder programs if it is determined after review by the BEMS staff and the Medical Direction, Training and Quality Assurance Committee that the objectives of the training program equal or exceed those of the State of Mississippi. Additionally, organized EMS districts as recognized by BEMS, Mississippi State Department of Health, are authorized to provide this training. All Medical First Responder training programs must have BEMS approval prior to the start of class.
Request for approval of Medical First Responder training programs
A list of BEMS approved Medical First Responder training programs will be available at the BEMS office and on the BEMS website. Request for approval of Medical First Responder training programs not contained on the approved list shall be sent to BEMS with evidence and verification that:
- The Medical First Responder training program meets, at minimum, the requirements of the Medical First Responder curriculum as given in this Section.
- There are Medical First Responder instructor certification and re-certification requirements, including an evaluation of instructor terminal competencies, provided in the requested training program.
Note: Credentialed EMS instructors of BEMS as trained through the Mississippi EMS Instructor training program and in good standing, are considered as meeting the above requirement.
Approval must be given by the Medical Direction, Training and Quality Assurance Committee (MDTQA) and BEMS, prior to the start of any classes utilizing the proposed Medical First Responder training program.