First Responder Course

Take your first step into the field of emergency medicine — no prior experience needed! We offer the First Responder course every Fall, Spring, and Summer C semesters. Visit our Course page for information about registration, our instructors, and the medical skills you will learn.

CPR Classes

Need CPR certification? First Responder Gator offers certification for Hands-Only, Heartsaver®, First Aid, and BLS for Healthcare Providers. Visit our CPR page to see dates and register, or email us for group rates.

EMS Ride-Alongs

Respond to 911 calls with lights and sirens! FRG students can perform ride-alongs with Gainesville Fire Rescue. Sign in with your FRG account information to schedule a shift!

Who We Are

Since our foundation in 2008, we have been committed to providing UF students with unique and exciting opportunities to get involved in emergency medicine. Our organization has had a few different names and leaders, but our goal of teaching students practical skills and preparing them for careers in medicine has not changed. Each semester we have over 100 active students in our Emergency Medical Responder course.  We are thankful for our relationship with Gainesville Fire Rescue and are proud to give back to the Gainesville community and the Gator Nation. We hope you choose to become a First Responder Gator!