EMS Courses

The California Regional Fire Academy offers a variety of EMS related training courses.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR for the Healthcare Provider

This official American Heart Association (AHA) BLS/CPR for Healthcare Providers course satisfies both the Initial and Renewal certification requirements. The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages. The course is designed for healthcare providers working both in and out of hospitals. The BLS course curriculum includes: Assessment of unconscious victims, Adult chest compressions for single and multiple rescuers, Infant & Child CPR, Treatment for choking for all ages and Proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial & Renewal

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrthythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial & Renewal

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.

Handtevy Pediatric Emergency Standards Provider Course

A customized system of care for pediatric emergencies in EMS. Treating a child appropriately in the field can significantly increase their probability of a good outcome. Doing this requires more than a single "tool". Handtevy is a system of care-a platform- that allows prehospital providers to treat critically ill & injured children quickly and effectively.

NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) 

PHTLS Provider Course: 16-hour course for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians and other prehospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as PHTLS providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit. This course may be offered as a classroom course, or a hybrid course where students take 8 hours of the course online followed by 8 hours in the classroom.

Refresher Course: 8-hour classroom course for individuals who have successfully completed the 16-hour PHTLS provider course within the past four years. Current PHTLS provider certificate or wallet card required. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

PHTLS for First Responders Provider Course: 8-hour classroom course for first responders including emergency medical responders (EMR), firefighters, rescue personnel and law enforcement officers. Upon successful completion of this course students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card good for 4 years and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

Online PHTLS Module: 8-hour online module that covers the didactic portion of the 16 hour provider course. Upon successful completion of the module, students receive a certificate of completion and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.