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:

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. 


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.


NS Rail Safety Aug. 20 1300-1700
NS Rail Safety  Aug. 20 1800-2130
ACLS 2-Day Class  Aug. 21 & 22 0800-1700
BLS/ALS CE (Airway) Aug. 21 0900-1200
BLS/ALS CE (Airway) Aug. 21  1800-2100
NREMT Course (meets Tues & Thurs & some Sats) Aug. 22 1800-2100
Certa Dose® Epinephrine Training Aug. 27 0800-1000
Certa Dose® Epinephrine Training Aug. 27 2000-2200
Certa Dose® Epinephrine Training Aug. 28 0800-1000
Certa Dose® Epinephrine Training Aug. 28 2000-2200
Quarterly Skills Verifications (3rd Qtr)  Aug. 28 1800-2100
Fire Association Meeting Sept. 12 1830-2030
BLS/ALS CE (Trauma) Sept. 18 0900-1200
BLS/ALS CE (Trauma)  Sept. 18  1800-2100
ACLS Recert    Sept. 20  0800-1700
Quarterly Skills Verifications (3rd Qtr) Sept. 25 1800-2100
PALS Course Oct. 2 & 3 0800-1700
BLS/ALS CE (Cardiovascular) Oct. 16 0900-1200
BLS/ALS CE (Cardiovascular) Oct. 16 1800-2100
ACLS Recert Oct. 24 0800-1700
Quarterly Skills Verifications (4th Qtr) Oct. 30 1800-2100

HCDPS Training Division:

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