Certified First Responder (CFR) Certificate



Health, Department of State
In New York State, anyone who wishes to be a first responder for emergency care must have a certificate. This certificate comes from the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH).

A certified person is able to work for an organization that provides initial life-saving care for sick or injured people. They can also provide that care elsewhere.

Certified people must pass an exam and complete a training program. They must meet state requirements for first responders. They must be able to conduct several emergency procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), trauma care, and emergency childbirth.

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Attention: Certification Unit
875 Central Avenue
Phone: (518) 402-0996
Website: http://www.health.ny.gov

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