Henry County Department of Public Safety offers Firefighter 1, Hazmat Operations, and Firefighter 2 as well as National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) courses annually. Continuing education courses, CPR, First Aid, and specialty courses for Fire, EMS, and Emergency Management are offered on an on-going basis. 2019 Initial classes are listed below and updated as new classes are added:
Firefighter 1: July 29, 2019 Contact Kenny Shumate to register. (Hazmat Operations: Dec. 7, 2019)
Firefighter 2: TBA
Fall National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT): Aug. 20-Nov. 26, 2019. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1800-2100. For schedule info, contact Hamp Ingram.
Spring National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT): TBA
Continuing Education Hours:
CE Opportunity: CEs for ALS & BLS providers available on the third Wednesday of every month, from 0900-1200 or 1800-2100. Contact Hamp Ingram to register.
ALS CE: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) full two-day and recert one-day classes are offered monthly except in July. Advanced registration is required as seating is limited. Providers must hold a current card to attend the one-day recertification classes. Contact Suzie Helbert to register.
EVOC: Henry County Department of Public Safety offers both the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS) and the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (DFP) Emergency Vehicle Operators Courses (EVOC) classes 1,2, and 3 multiple times each year.
EMS SKILLS VERIFICATION
The HCDPS Training Division offers opportunities for skills verification at the Training Center on the last Wednesday of every month, from 1800 to 2100. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Quarterly skills verification is part of the Henry County Operational Medical Director's (OMD) quality management program. Verification may also be completed at each volunteer EMS agency by designated members. Contact Hamp Ingram to register or for more information.
MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES: HCDPS offers a wide variety of additional classes each year to include Fire and EMS specialty classes and Emergency Management classes. Henry County volunteer Fire and EMS agencies also offer various classes throughout the year. For the most recent updates of classes offered follow Henry County Department of Public Safety on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and on the list below. All classes are held at HCDPS, 1024 DuPont Road, Martinsville, VA 24112 unless otherwise noted. Click highlighted area for registration information.
|BLS/ALS CE Stroke/Sepsis (Medical)||Oct. 16||0900-1100|
|BLS/ALS CE Stroke/Sepsis (Medical) *Special event with SOVAH Health. CASE STUDIES!||Oct. 16||1800-2000|
|DFP Mayday||Oct. 19-20||0800-1700|
|ACLS Recert||Oct. 24||0800-1700|
|Quarterly Skills Verification (4th Qtr)||Oct. 30||1800-2100|
|Basic Infection Officer (register at VAVRS)||Nov. 2||1900-2100|
|Designated Infection Control Officer (register at VAVRS)||Nov. 3||0900-1700|
|Henry County Rescue Squad Association Meeting||Nov. 4||1800-2000|
|Quarterly Skills Verification (4th Qtr) Registration REQUIRED||Nov. 13||1800-2100|
|Martinsville/Henry County Fire Association Meeting||Nov. 14|
|NFA Weekend @ Emmitsburg, MD||Nov. 16-17|
|BLS/ALS CE "Talk to Me: Communications (Operations)||Nov. 20||0900-1100|
|BLS/ALS CE "Talk to Me: Communications (Operations)||Nov. 20||1800-2000|
|Hazmat Operations||Dec. 7||1800-2200|
|BLS/ALS CE "Blue Christmas: Respiratory Pathophysiology" (Airway)||Dec. 18||0900-1100|
|BLS/ALS CE "Blue Christmas: Respiratory Pathophysiology" (Airway)||Dec. 18||1800-2000|
|General Aviation for Firefighters||TBA|
HCDPS Training Division:
Deputy Director, Chief of Training and Volunteer Coordination: Suzie Helbert, 276-634-4662
Assistant Chief of Training (Fire): Kenny Shumate, 276-634-4658
Assistant Chief of Training (EMS): Hamp Ingram, 276-634-4663