Urgent – 112 Badge
This is an extensive training course designed as an extension to the Non-Urgent Patient Transport or a First Aid course.
The course comprises 127 course hours of practical and theoretical lessons, and is followed by 40 hours of supervised work experience once the trainee has passed the examination. After the positive evaluation of the work experience period the first responder is awarded the 112 Badge and he or she may be used for Emergency Medical Assistance.
In the Province of Antwerp these courses are organized on the Vesta Campus, which is the provincial training centre.
The 112 Badge is valid for five years. During this period the holder is expected to attend a further 120 hours of permanent training. This is followed by another examination. The badge is extended for another five years upon passing the examinations.