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:

Initial Classes: 

Firefighter 1:  July 29, 2019  Contact Kenny Shumate to register

National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT):  August 20, 2019  Contact Hamp Ingram to register

Continuing Education Hours:

BLS CE:  CEs for BLS providers are also available every Tuesday and Thursday in the NREMT classes.

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. 


Beginning in April of 2019, Henry County EMS providers will have the opportunity to receive verification on required skills at the Training Center. Events will be held the last Wednesday of every month, from 1800 to 2100. Contact Hamp Ingram 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.

Upcoming Events

EMS Training Officers’ Mtg.                                             May 16                     1800-1900

Stop the Bleed Course                                                  May 20                     1800-1930

Quarterly Skills Verification                                          May 29                     1800-2100

Fire Association Training @ reservoir                          June 1                       0730-1700

Accelerated NREMT Course @RDVRS                          June 6                      1800-2200

Hybrid Online NREMT Course @RDVRS                       June 6                      1800-2200

ACLS Refresher Class                                                   June 7                      0800-1700

VAVRS Rescue College @VT (                    June 7 – 16               Varies

Smith River Incident Awareness                                     June 11                     1800-2000

Mental Health First Aid:  Register Here                         June 22                     0800-1700

EMS Association Meeting @ FCRS                             June 24                    1800-2000

Quarterly Skills Verification                                         June 26                     1800-2100

Communications 101                                                    July 16                      1800-2100

ESAC Meeting                                                                July 17                      1800-2030

Southwestern VA Gas Pipeline Awareness                July 24                      1800-2000

Firefighter 1                                                                   July 29                       1800-2200

PALS Refresher Class                                                  Aug. 15                      0800-1700

NS Rail Safety                                                                Aug. 20                     1300-1700

NS Rail Safety                                                                Aug. 20                     1800-2130

ACLS 2-Day Class                                                         Aug 21                       0800-1700

NREMT Course                                                              Aug 20                      1800-2100

Fire Association Meeting                                             Sept. 12                     1830-2030

HCDPS Training Division contact information:

Chief of Training and Volunteer Coordination:  Suzie Helbert, 276-634-4662 or 

Assistant Chief of Training (Fire):  Kenith Shumate, 276-634-4658 or 

Assistant Chief of Training (EMS):  Hamp Ingram, 276-634-4663 or