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Silverton EMS Education Center

The Silverton EMS Education Center provides a variety of EMS and public education.  Some of the courses available periodically in Silverton include:

  • EMT-Basic initial certification
  • EMT-B refresher
  • EMT-I refresher
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • Heartsaver First Aid and CPR

We also hold monthly trainings which provide Colorado approved Continuing Education credits for EMS providers.  Please contact us for further information on upcoming classes.

EMT course will be hosted by Silverton EMS Education Center December 2013!


1)  Learn how to manage and treat patients who are experiencing symptoms of high altitude sickness and other high altitude illnesses

2)  Experience an intimate classroom setting with small class sizes and one-on-one student to teacher interactions

3)  Flexible classroom schedules that will allow students to work and have time to play while completing their certification

4)  Clinical experience is gained by students engaging ride-alongs in our ambulances in San Juan County as well as in Durango with La Platta County EMS. Students will follow experienced and professional emergency medical providers in ambulance settings to gain a larger scope of situations in the field

5)  Personal and extended patient contact time in ambulance transports allows students to gain experience with developing a trusting and professional relationship with patients

6)  Work closely with other EMS agencies including medical helicopter services such as Flight for Life, CareFlight and Air Care.

7)  Opportunities to join and practice backcountry rescues with San Juan County Search and Rescue

EMT- Basic Course Overview

When: December 2013 - March 2014

Where: Silverton, CO. Carriage House

Time: Class will be twice per week and times will be decided upon by students and instructor. Expect to dedicate extra days for ride-a-longs with a lead medic in an ambulance and clinical rotations at Mercy Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

Pre-requisites:

  • Current CPR certification
  • 18 years of age by the testing date (March 2014)
  • Documentation of immunizations: MMR, Hep-B, TD, PPD
  • Permission to run a background check
  • Current driver’s license
  • A copy of your driving record
  • Minimum of High School or GED completion
  • Assessment test may be required by PCCC

STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE 180 HOURS OF DIDACTIC CLASS AND 40 HOURS OF CLINICAL TIME PRIOR TO TAKING THE NREMT.

Students will be nationally accredited EMTs post NREMT exams.

CONTACT SILVERTON AMBULANCE ASAP FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION REGARDING THE 2014 EMT-B COURSE AT 970-387-5887 OR EMAIL US AT silvertoneec@yahoo.com