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 EMT and Paramedic education programs. The EMT program is a one-semester course that is offered during the fall and spring semesters. 

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 EMT and 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.

NAEMSE Level 2 EMS Instructor class
EBR EMS hosted a National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Level 2 EMS instructor course on March 17-18th. 32 Participants attended and learned how to be more effective educators with specialized training in EMS education.