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.
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. Classes are held at East Baton Rouge Parish EMS Headquarters. There are over 100 AHA instructors aligned with our AHA training center.
Heartsaver CPR/AED courses are offered to the public on the third Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The department also offers other AHA classes such as BLS Healthcare Provider, ACLS, PALS. You may also schedule Heartcode Instructor Skills check-offs after you complete the online portion of courses on the AHA website. Call the Training Center for information on this option.
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.