Available courses

This Course requires a Mandatory Orientation Prior to the start of the class. The Orientation will cover the administrative aspects of attending the Class. The text book will be handed out at that time and any additional Education materials that are needed. 
CPR Certification is a pre requisite , the class will be offered following the orientation for anyone that may need it.  Orientation will be held on January 18th at 7:00 pm at the ambulance hall.

This course is designed to provide the student with the core skills necessary to sustain life, prevent further injury at the scene of an emergency until more advanced help arrives. The MFR (EMR) course covers basic safety at the scene of an emergency, fundamentals of patient assessment, basic airway control methods, emergency splinting and hemorrhage control and other specialty topics.

  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply for a license with MDHHS after program completion 
  •  Must be a high school graduate or have your GED 
  • CPR Certification (Must be valid for the duration of the class)
  • Book Provided  in this course:  

    Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene

    • Author(s): Chris Le Baudour
    • Publisher: Pearson
    • Copyright year: © 2016
    • Edition: 10th
    • Print ISBN: 9780133943306, 0133943305
    • eText ISBN: 9780133954234, 0133954234

This is a Three day MFR Refresher Course being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 10,11 and 12th 2017. Class will run from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Please Enroll online at sanilacmca.org. 

The course will be held at the Bingham Township Hall. 

Providers within Sanilac County the fee is waved , as your tax dollars are working.

Anyone outside of Sanilac County the fee is 50.00.

Mandatory Orientation will be held on November 8 2017 at Sanilac Medical Services with CPR to follow.

 ( If you have a valid AHA CPR certification you do not need to attend the CPR Portion)

This Course will begin on TBD at the Sanilac Medical Services Class Room. 171 Dawson St. Sandusky MI 48471. Each student is required to attend a Mandatory Orientation held 10-14 days prior to the beginning of class. at Sanilac Medical Services 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI 48471. During orientation, the student will be provided with the text book, handbook, syllabus and any other educational materials needed. A $200.00 non refundable deposit is required at this time or the student will not be allowed to enrolled in the course. The student will sign any contracts for payment plans that are set up. CPR training will be provided to any candidate that does not have a valid AHA BLS card that will be valid through the end of the class. Please enroll on the site and plan to attend the orientation meeting. 

Total Cost of this Course is $950.00 which includes the textbook, Platinum EMS Testing subscription, Clinical ID Badge and 1 Clinical Shirt (an additional $25.00 fee for the drug screen is required for clinical time and is not included into the cost of the class). Please download and print the application and submit prior to the orientation meeting.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be high school graduate or have a GED
  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a drug screen prior to clinical time (at candidates cost 25.00)
  • Have a valid CPR BLS certification that will remain valid through the remainder of the course.

Candidates are required to submit the following records prior to or on the first day of class:

  • Negative TB test within 1 year
  • Proof of immunity to MMR & Varicella (Titers required)
  • Proof of immunity to HepB (Titers required) or signed HepB declination
  • Physical
  • Other lab tests and proof of health insurance may be required based on clinical site
  • The cost for these lab tests will be in addition to regular tuition
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of Valid Drivers License.

Registration deadline along with a minimum of $200.00 non-refundable deposit are due by January 23, 2018. The registration packet and minimum deposit is required to reserve a spot in the course. This course requires a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 20 students.

Start Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

End date: April 13, 2018

Course Days and Times: Friday's 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Update as of 1/9/2018

Region 3 has agreed to assist with the tuition for this program. The Region will contribute 500.00 toward the program with the remaining balance being the students responsibility. You may want to check with your current employers for additional assistance with tuition ( for example McKenzie and Marlette Hospital will assist with tuition).

Cost: In County: $800.00
  Out of County: $950.00

Valid State of Michigan EMT license
Valid Driver's License
No felony convictions
Negative TB test
Up-to-Date vaccinations
Internet access

The AEMT Course is designed to prepare you to continue your career in EMS at a higher scope of practice in the field of pre-hospital patient care. This course includes 90 hours in the classroom setting with 50 additional hours of out of hospital clinical rotations. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students will be expected to wear uniforms while in class and on clinical rotations. Cost of the course is $800.00 for in county and $950.00 for out of county and includes uniform shirt, clinical ID badges, and access to Platinum's EMS testing and computer adaptive testing. The book is  included in the cost 
Prerequisites due no later than December 29, 2017

10 Things You Should Know About Oximetry

Premieres LIVE: November 7, 2017 
Free to Attend     Register Today 

The use of pulse oximetry is broad in EMS, but do you know all that you should about pulse oximetry when making decisions for your patient? 

Register Now!         Facebook Linkedin Twitter 

What You'll Learn:

  • Information and tips to help you guide and deliver quality care in an EMS setting – BLS and ALS
  • About patient perfusion and how oximetry provides clues to perfusion as well as oxygenation
  • What you need to know before purchasing your next pulse oximeter – are you using a pulse oximeter that puts your department at risk

Register Today!          Facebook Linkedin Twitter

Who Should Attend: 
EMTs, paramedics, instructors/trainers, supervisors, medical directors

Need More Details?     Register Now

Register Now

November 7, 2017

2:00 PM EST 
1:00 PM CST 
11:00 AM PST 
6:00 PM GMT

Click Here to Register

Registration Rates:
Free to Attend 


NEW! All live and on demand webcasts are now available on any mobile device including iPads, tablets and phones!
 Presented by:   
 Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, HealthEast Medical Transportation 
Moderator:A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P, Editor in Chief, JEMS 

Click Here to Register

CE Day for all levels of EMS. 

You will earn both Lecture(1) and Practical(6) Credits 

Recognizing Torsade's in the Emergency Setting: Dave Phetteplace EMTP/IC

Pediatric Truama Practical Med Administration Practical :Flight Care

Pediatric Trauma :Flight Care

Pediatric Ventilator Education :Flight Care

Caring for the Burn Patient :Laura Schenk EMTP/IC/RN 

A Walk in the Geriatrics Shoes

Work Shop on Autism

Lifting and Moving

Refusal of Care: Adult and Minor protocol review.

During 2016 SMS will have 1 lecture continuing education credit available online. These credits will be open for the entire year. Providers will be issued a chit automatically after they complete each month's CE. To complete the CE providers must review all the information and spend at least 50 minutes in reviewing the materials. When the 10 question quiz is completed with an 80% or better the certification chit will open with a unique certificate identification number. Providers should download the certificate, print, and file it some where safe for their records. 

This course will be open from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The course is free. The Designer Drugs and Excited Delirium course covers designer street drugs and excited delirium. The current approved Excited Delirium Protocol for Sanilac county will be reviewed. In order to complete the course students must review all the materials and spend at least 100 minutes reviewing the material provided and complete a 10 question quiz. Students must score at least a 70% to receive a passing score on the quiz. 

This program is designed to meet the Michigan System Protocol Inter-Facility Patient Transfer & Critical Care Inter-Facility Patient Transport, Section 6-14.

The intent of the program is to meet the requirements for specialty Transport as set forth by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This course is required for all level of EMS responders. Effective October 1, 2015 all levels of EMS providers in Sanilac County will be able to administer Narcan / Naloxone for suspected opiate overdoses.  

EMS defensible documentation Course

Explore how to complete your documentation in a way it can successfully be defended in court. In this course you will review  the common pitfalls of documentation.

Course Cost: Free

CE Credit: 2 hour Lecture credits in the Preparatory Category.

Requirements to complete the course and receive a certificate / chit. 

                       110 minutes spent reviewing the materials

                        watch all three parts of the movie in there entirety

                        Review all three parts of the power point presentation

                        Complete a 20 question quiz with a 70% or higher.


This in-service is required for all EMT-B’s in Sanilac County. Albuterol administration was added to the EMT-B’s skill set in 2013. When student complete this course they are awarded 1 lecture CEU in the airway category.

To complete the course you must view the Power Point Presentation and complete the Quiz with a 80% or higher. 

The MFR Refresher Course will be held in conjunction with the Full MFR Class , anyone wanting to participate in this refresher will be expected to attend as the schedule is presented.

Dates to participate are as follows: September 18/25/27th 

October 2/4/14/16/23/25

Time : 18:00-22:00

Cost of the course: Fee is waved to all Sanilac County residents. 50.00 for non county residents.

To enroll go to sanilacmca.org . If you have any questions please contact the office. 810-648-3092


This Refresher Course will start on Tuesday March 20, 2018 and Complete on March 29,2018. This course is offered for the MFR through Paramedic Licensure. Classes will be held in the SMS classroom located at 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI .  Out of county pricing is : MFR : $25.00 / EMTB : $50.00 / AEMT : $75.00 / EMTP : $100.00. Call and talk to Lisa with any questions in regards to in county discounts. Seating is limited, so please call our office early to register at 810-648-3092.

Where:  Brown City Fire Department

Date: Saturday May 6th 2017

Time : 9 am to 5 pm

Cost: Free for Sanilac county residents / $20.00 for non-Sanilac County residents.

This course is designed for both by-standers and first responders. Wilderness rescuers need to know how to avoid, prevent, and prepare for emergencies in the back country, when medical help is not readily available. A half day of class room time and an addition half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills. This class focuses on practicing skills and covers: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses and much more. There will be role playing scenarios, bandaging and splinting, litter carriers, triage, patient assessment, spinal management, back-boarding, and outdoor simulated accidents. Gain some good tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first aid emergency.

Successful completion of class includes a Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Where: SMS Class room

Dates: March 5th and 6th 2018

Students wishing to complete a refresher course need to attend March 5th 2018

Time: 8:00 am  to 5:00 pm

Cost: $150.00 In County  (Includes ACLS provider manual)

        $200.00 Out of County 

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 16 students.

Prerequisites Required to take this course:

A current BLS HCP card & ACLS Provider card.

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians 
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments 
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

Where: SMS Classroom

Dates: December 8th 2017

Time: 9 am  to 4 pm

Cost: Refresher  $75.00 (Includes PALS provider manual) in County and 150.00 for out of county.

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $35.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.


A current BLS HCP card & PALS Provider card (refresher only).

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes

This course explains how to use the bleeding control equipment provided in the bleeding control kits for Sanilac County.  These kits were designed by the Sanilac Bleeding Control Task Force and purchased by Sanilac Medical Control Authority for use in an Active Assailant Event.  The material must be reviewed to complete the in-service.  No credit are awarded but a certificate of completion will be issued once all the material has been reviewed. 

Medical Examiner Special Investigator Course

Course Instructor: William Starbird, MD

Must be Approved by ME Office to Attend!

Class will be offered on November 2nd 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm  in our classroom, 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI 48471. This class is free of charge for Sanilac County Residents thanks to your millage dollars working for you! For providers outside of the county there is a cost of 20.00.  

Please enroll online. The class will be cancelled on Monday October 30, 2017 if the minimum number of Students is not obtained. . If you have any questions, please contact the office. 810-648-3092

CEVO was first introduced in the early 90's, the Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator™ (CEVO) courses for ambulance, fire and police personnel quickly became accepted as standards in driver training for these fields. Since then, over 500,000 emergency professionals have been trained with the CEVO™ programs. 

Now, based on valuable input from participants, instructors, and loss prevention professionals, a revised and updated CEVO 3: Ambulance™ course is available.

As with the original program, operators will appreciate CEVO 3's non-lecture, participant-intensive educational approach, and instructors will appreciate the program's flexible and easy-to-use format. 

What's new: 
* New and updated Response Book situation analysis 
* "Coaching Reminder Points" completion statements in the Response Book 
* All new discussion scenarios based on common collision situations. 
* New video including: Vehicle inspection, a balance of small town and rural locations with large urban locations and in-cab video of actual collisions. 
* Operator learning teams used to promote discussion among participants.

The Instructor/Coordinator Course is designed to prepare the EMS provider in becoming an effective educator. The student will become familiar with theories of learning and teaching the adult learner. Preparation of educational materials, along with methods of teaching and evaluation. Utilizing technology inside and outside of the classroom. And last but not least, presentation of material, and administrative issues relating to teaching an EMS course. Upon successful completion, the student will meet the requirements to take the State of Michigan Instructor Coordinator Exam. The course includes 156 hours of classroom time and 30 hours of student teaching. The student will be expected to maintain a minimum grade of 80% to be eligible to remain in the course, with an 80% or higher on the final written exam.

*Start Dates: September 20, 2017 - November 24, 2017.

*Times: Wednesdays and Fridays.    8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

*Location: SMS Classroom, 171 Dawson Street Suite 238, Sandusky, MI. 48471

*Cost of this course is $700.00, book included.

In County residents / providers 100.00 discount . Anyone paying in full prior to or the start of the class will get a 50.00 discount. 

Scholarship Opportunity ( two to be awarded) 350.00 award ( winners will not be eligible to additional discounts.)

Scholarship applicants will need to create and essay explaining:

Why you want to be an IC and what you plan to do with the education to benefit the EMS education system. The letter will be blindly submitted ( meaning the applicants name will be deleted and then one physician and  one board member will decide who gets one of the two awards available) . Deadline for scholarship application is September 14,2017 @ 23:59 email to aherek@sanilacmca.org

Letters of recommendation due no later than September 15,2017

Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education

 Foundations for the Practice of EMS Education

  • By Melissa Alexander
  • Pub. Date: Sep 27, 2005 by Prentice Hall.
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-119435-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-119435-9

*Must be 18 years or older to apply for an IC license with MDHHS after the program completion. 
*Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
*Have a current Michigan EMS License with a minimum of 3 years experience working at your current licensure level with an EMS Agency.
*Must submit 2 letters of recommendation with 1 being from a licensed EMT I/C.

IC Refresher course.

Where: Sanilac Medical Services, 171 Dawson Suite 238, Sandusky, MI. 48422

Cost: Free for Sanilac County residents and $100.00 for out of county residents. (course fees will be do at the start of the course.)

Register online

The Instructor/Coordinator Refresher Course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements to renew an IC license. This course expands on the knowledge that effective EMS educators already have and allow IC's to share their tricks of trade to help improve EMS programs. The student will be re-familiarized with theories of learning and teaching the adult learner. Preparation of educational materials, along with methods of teaching and evaluation. Utilizing technology inside and outside of the classroom. And last but not least, presentation of material, and administrative issues relating to teaching an EMS course. 

This IC Refresher course is 30 hours of instruction.

Seating is limited to 20 seats due to space so register early. 

Date: March 7/12/14/19

Time:9 am to 5:30 pm


MDHHS will be reviewing all the protocols this year. Additional protocols changes and additions can be found here. 

This course is required for all EMT-B’s in Sanilac County. CPAP was added to the EMT-B's skill set in 2013. When student complete this course they are awarded 1 lecture CEU in the Airway category.