Community Education:  Contact Suzie Helbert at 634-4662 to schedule a class for your group.

Emergency Services Classes:  Open both to the public and members of Fire Departments and Rescue Squads.

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. 

2021 initial classes are listed below and updated as new classes are added:

EMT Course begins January 14th. For more info, contact Linda Miller, course coordinator.

EMS Continuing Education Hours:

CE Opportunity:  CEs for ALS & BLS providers available on the third Wednesday evening of every month from 1800-2100. Contact Hamp Ingram to register.

ALS Courses:  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 for more information.

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. 


Henry County's monthly CE webcast, StreamEMS, is held on the third Wednesday of each month from 1800 - 2100. Participation in , including lecture and skills, is required for all Henry County EMS providers who wish to remain authorized to practice with any of the 5 Henry County Volunteer EMS agencies and Public Safety. Attendance of one event per quarter satisfies the quarterly QM program requirements mandated by the county operational medical director. Providers may attend StreamEMS at any of the volunteer rescue squads or the Emergency Services Training Center. Contact Hamp Ingram for more information on StreamEMS

  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 the HCDPS Emergency Services Training Center, 1024 DuPont Road, Martinsville, VA 24112 unless otherwise noted.  Call 276-634-4660 for registration information.


StreamEMS “Ketamine: the Multi-Tool For Your Drug Toolbox” (Medical) Feb 17 1800
ACLS Full Course Feb 25 & 26 0800
RIT Course Feb 27 & 28 0800
Firefighter II begins Mar 1 1800
ACLS Recert Mar 12 0800
StreamEMS “CHF: Improve the Flow!” (Cardiovascular) Mar 17 1800
PALS Recert Mar 18 0800
Incident Safety Officer Mar 20 & 21 0800
Leadership - "Environment For Professional Growth" Mar 27 & 28 0800
PALS Full Course Apr 7 & 8 0800
ACLS Recert Apr 16 0800
Leadership - "Perspectives in Thinking" Apr 17 & 18 0800
StreamEMS “I Can’t Stand Myself.” (Medical) Apr 21 1800
Leadership - "Framework For Success" May 1 & 2 0800
StreamEMS "Communications 101" (Ops) May 19 1800
Basic Pump School TBA
Rural Water Supply TBA

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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