EMS Employee Training

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Do you think that by and large we rise to the occasion when the stress of the  situation is at it’s highest or when lives are on the line?


No. We fall back to our experiences and training.

The U.S. Military has done extensive research on this and while occasionally an individual or group of individuals perform great feats overcoming all odds this is not the norm.  Gila River EMS believes it is important to set the standards and expectations high with regards to training as our community and patients expect it!

The focus of the Training section is to train at being the best at what we do, so that we are the best when lives are on the line. We know and understand that we “fall back” to our training and experiences when the stress of a situation is at its highest. The following are some of the training courses and certifications required of our employees. All required training is paid. We also encourage our employees to seek training and certifications in areas of interest to them.

CORE Training


EMT Refresher Requirements
Paramedic Refresher Requirements
Excellence in Pre-Hospital Injury Care- Traumatic Brain Injury (EPIC-TBI)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers (PEPP)
Neo-Natal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Advanced Assessment and Treatment of Trauma (ATT)
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)

Other Medical Training

Intravenous Fluids- all F/T EMTs
Advanced Airway- all F/T EMTs
Advanced Hazmat Life Support- Tox Paramedics
IV Pump- all Paramedics
EMT Tactical- Tactical Medics


Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)- all employees
Hazmat First Responder Awareness- all employees
Hazmat First Responder Operations- all Supervisors and up
Incident Safety Officer (ISO)- all Supervisors and up
Extrication Operations- all employees
Basic SWAT School- Tactical Medics
Less Lethal Weapons Systems- Tactical Medics
CS & OC Gas Uses & Exposure- Tactical Medics

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Requirements

IS100, Intro to Incident Command- all employees
IS200, ICS for Single Resources- all employees
IS700, National Incident Management System- all employees
IS800, National Response Framework- all employees

MAG300, Intermediate ICS- all Supervisors and up
MAG400, Advanced ICS- all Supervisors and up

MA0305, All Hazards Incident Management Team- OEM Liaison
MAG362, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools- OEM Liaison
L580, National Management Framework for Tribal Govts- OEM Liaison
E581, Emergency Management Ops for Tribal Govts- OEM Liaison
MAPER211, EMS Ops and Planning for WMD- OEM Liaison

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