Training Division

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training Division promotes and emphasizes high-quality pre-hospital care through Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic education, Quality Improvement and Assurance processes, continuing education, protocol development and implementation, treatment guidelines, and public CPR / AED / first aid training. The Training division also maintains custody of certification, license documents, and continuing education records.   


EMS has a partnership with Baton Rouge Community College to provide Paramedic education program. The Paramedic program is a three-semester program in which students are admitted each fall and graduate the following summer semester with an Associate Degree or Certificate of Technical studies, depending on which option they choose. Existing Paramedics may obtain an Associate Degree via the Prior Learning Agreement (PLA) process. Interested students can obtain information about our  Paramedic programs online.

American Heart Association Training Center

The EMS Training division manages an American Heart Association (AHA) training center, which is authorized to provide BLS, ACLS, PALS, PEARS and Heartsaver programs to the community and department staff. 

There are over 100 AHA instructors aligned with our AHA training center. Heartsaver CPR courses are offered to the public on the third Thursday of the month from January to October from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All other AHA courses are offered upon request. The public can access our CPR Training Center website.

Clinical Guidelines
The updated Standing Order Clinical Guidelines for East Baton Rouge Parish EMS can be found in the Quick Links section below for public viewing. The medical treatments contained in this document are based on current evidenced based medicine including the current National EMS Education Standards. EMS clinicians utilize these guidelines for the treatment of patients in the out-of-hospital setting, within the boundaries of East Baton Rouge Parish.