Training


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. 


EMS QUALITY MANAGEMENT (QM) PROGRAM - STREAMEMS

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


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


UPCOMING TRAINING

TOPIC DATE TIME

ACLS Recert (6 student max)

Dec 11

0800

StreamEMS “I Can’t Stand Myself.” (Medical)

Dec 16

1800

RIT Course (after Jan 1, 2020, per Dept. of Fire Programs)

TBA

HazMat Operations

Jan 9

Jan 16

Jan 23

0800

EMT Course begins

Jan 14

1800

ACLS Recert (6 student max)

Jan 15

0800

StreamEMS “Your Day In Court: Are You Ready?” (Operations)

Jan 20

1800

StreamEMS “Ketamine: the Multi-Tool For Your Drug Toolbox” (Medical)

Feb 17

1800

StreamEMS “CHF: Improve the Flow!” (Cardiovascular)

Mar 17

1800

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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