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
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.
EMS SKILLS VERIFICATION
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.
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 (vavrs.com) 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 email@example.com
Assistant Chief of Training (Fire): Kenith Shumate, 276-634-4658 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Chief of Training (EMS): Hamp Ingram, 276-634-4663 or email@example.com