Available courses

Registration deadline along with a  minimum of $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due by November 01, 2016. The registration packet and minimum deposit are required to reserve a spot in the course. (This course requires a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 20 students)

This EMT Course is designed to prepare you for a career in the field of pre-hospital patient care. Class will be held in in our class room every Monday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm one week, then Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm the following week. Course will begin on November 07, 2016 and run through Saturday April 01, 2017. The course provides 196 hours of classroom time and 48 hours of clinical rotation (24 hours in EMS and 24 hours in Emergency Department). Upon successful completion of the program, students 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. The student is required to bring their book on the first day of class and it is not included in the cost. The books can be purchased online. Book being used for this course is: (Prehospital Emergency Care, 10/E, Joseph J. Mistovich, Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Brent Hafen ISBN-10: 0133457974 • ISBN-13: 9780133457971)


  • 18 years or older 
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No felony convictions
  • Negative TB test
  • Up-to-Date vaccinations
  • Physical

Prerequisites due no later than November 01, 2016

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. 

Are you looking for Continuing Education credits? We will be hosting a Practical CE day for all level of EMS providers on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. This will be held in our classroom at 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky MI. The entire day will be worth 8 practical CE's.

Cost: Free to Sanilac County residents, the Millage dollars working for you!!
Cost: $25.00 for Out-of-County residents, 100% of proceeds will go towards donation to the Sanilac County Fire Association (Smoke House Trailer for Training/Children Simulations).
Phone: 810-648-3092

CE's may be a combination of Lecture and Practical to be determined!

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. 

This eight hour course will be covering Interpreting 12 leads and recognition AMI along with current patient care protocols for Sanilac County.

Course will be taught by Scott Filkins, EMTP, IC

Cost: Free

Time: 9:00 am on the 20th of May.

Where SMS classroom

When November 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Where: SMS Class room 171 Dawson street. Sandusky, MI. 48471

Cost: Free

Limited to 20 students

This work shop will include reviewing ePCRs and discussing the documentation. The course will  go over documentation practices and common errors seen during audits. Students will have to opportunity to review 10 different ePCRs. The work shop  will emphasize importance of the narrative. The importance of a well-written narrative on the PCR cannot be overemphasized. Often crews are frustrated because they believe they are being asked to simply duplicate in their narrative information already documented in checkboxes and drop-down lists elsewhere on the PCR. A well-written narrative will not simply duplicate information documented elsewhere. Instead it will paint in the details, and clearly describe why treatments provided were necessary.

Amy Schdmit-Herek will be instructing this course.  

Community CPR, AED, and First Aid course. This course is free to residents of Sanilac County. To register for the class please call (810) 648-3092

Sanilac County Residents cost: Free

Resident outside of Sanilac County: $20.00

Course is held at: 171 Dawson St. Sandusky, MI 48471 starting at 9 am with CPR. First Aid will follow, for those who only wish to take CPR may leave at this time.

Please call (810) 648-3092 to register Space is limited to 12 students, the course has been filling up on average to 1 month prior to the course date!


Where: SMS Class room

Dates: November 14, 2016

Time: 9 am  to 3 pm

Cost: $150.00 (Includes ACLS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.


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:October 21, 2016

Time: 9 am  to 4 pm

Cost: Refresher  $150.00 (Includes PALS provider manual)

(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. 

Active Shooter June 4 10 am to 3 pm

Train to respond to an active-shooter incident

This collaborative training and drill will include law enforcement, fire department, and EMS agencies. Bleeding control and the paradigm shift in response will be included in the training. Training will be followed by an Active Assailant Response Drill.

This course is offered for free to Sanilac County provider and public safety.

Continuing Education Credits

1 Medical Practical

2 Operations: Emergency Preparedness (1 Lecture 1 Practical)

1 Trauma Practical

Medical Examiner Special Investigator Course

Course Instructor: William Starbird, MD

Must be Approved by ME Office to Attend!

The Instructor/Coordinator Course is designed to prepare a EMS provider to become 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.

*Times: Every Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and every other Saturday  from 8 am to 5 pm beginning August 18, 2016 - November 10, 2016 

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

*Cost of this course is $700.00 with discounts available for Sanilac County residents or with payment in full prior to the beginning of the course. (Book not included)

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.

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.