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You'll feel safer after our emergency first aid training in Utica, NY

Feel More Prepared in an Emergency in Utica & Oneida, NY

Learn life skills with our emergency training services in Utica, NY

When you're in an emergency, would you know what steps to take? If the answer is no, look into emergency training services from NEEDS Associates LLC in Utica, NY. We have over 45 years of experience, so you can trust us to help you prepare for any disaster.

If you're interested in learning lifesaving techniques, it's never too early to start. We offer classes starting with 12- to 13-year-olds.

Call us today at 315-681-5999 to hear more about our CPR training or wilderness first responder training course.

Find the training program that's right for you

Whether you're an active outdoorsman or just looking to learn new life skills, you're sure to find a training program that meets your needs.

Come to us to receive:


  • CPR training: A training class to learn this lifesaving skill, so you'll feel prepared to help in an emergency
  • Emergency first aid training: A program to learn how to respond to situations without certified EMS training
  • NYSED CPR and first aid training: A curriculum recognized by NYSED (New York State Education Department) that's geared toward coaches
  • Wilderness first aid basics training: An 8- to 10-hour course for people involved in wilderness recreation activities
  • Wilderness first responder training: An 80-hour course for wilderness professionals seeking in-depth training




Let us know the emergency training services you're looking for, and we will help you find the right course.




If you're considering emergency training, you'll want to learn from people you trust. That's where we come in. Our company's owners are passionate about Emergency Preparedness as an individual, family and small business. With more than 20 years combined experience in EMS and Public Safety, they have plenty of experience to draw on and knowledge to give.

You'll feel confident choosing us for classes because we can teach you to be competent and confident in
  • Performing physical assessments
  • Obtaining solid patient histories
  • obtaining and Assessing vital signs
  • Providing emergency care in varied environments; from at home to in the community and in the wilderness & disaster events
  • evaluating and making evacuation decisions
  • Formulating and executing a care plan
  • Documenting your finding, care and evacuation





Emergency Care Training Center

Coaches CPR/AED/First Aid - NYSED Course

NYS Education Department requires CPR/AED and First Aid training to complete your Initial Coaches Certification for schools, and to renew every 2-3 years to keep within compliance of your health & Safety Training. Take a course approved by NYSED, or take the NYSED Course itself through NEEDS Associates. We are a NYSED Approved Training Provider for the NYSED Coaches CPR & First Aid Program.

Wilderness First Aid BASICS

An intensive 8- to 10-hour course for those who are involved in wilderness recreation. This course may also meet the needs of volunteers and professionals who lead groups on short trips in relatively low-risk situations

Wilderness First Responder

This course is an 80-hour course for wilderness professionals and others who want a higher level of training or require WFR certification. A wilderness first responder is trained to deal with many situations that may be encountered in the wilderness. This course focus on teaching the participant to assess a situation, assess a patient, improvise solutions using available resources to stabilize the patient and identify the best way to get the patient to definitive medical treatment. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems, assess and monitor/trend patient vitals, package and transport a patent from isolated and extreme environments

Wilderness First Aid

This course is a 16 hour course for those who are involved in serious wilderness activities. This course is the choice of many wilderness trip leaders and guides. Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment.This comprehensive course meets the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid curriculum and guidelines

Emergency Medical Response

The ASHI Emergency Medical Response training program provides a detailed and comprehensive approach for managing out-of-hospital medical emergencies prior to the arrival of EMS. The program is designed to provide non-EMS responders more depth and exposure to standard first aid training topics to provide richer and more advanced training. It meets and exceeds workplace first aid training requirements and satisfies the desire to learn more than just basic first aid without the burden associated with EMS provider training and certification. Emergency Medical Response provides comparable training to that of Emergency Medical Responder, the base-level training for EMS providers, although the program is not intended for training EMS providers or preparing students to be eligible for EMS provider testing and certification.

Advanced First Aid

The ASHI Advanced First Aid course is designed for the person who needs or desires more first aid training than Basic First Aid, but not to the level of Emergency Medical Response. Perfect for corporate emergency response teams, this 17-21 hour Advanced First Aid certification course presents many of the most common illnesses and injuries responders are likely to encounter.

Basic Life Support

Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's Basic Life Support, BLS for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).