Public Education Opportunities
First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens Training Available
We believe that having trained and prepared community members is one of the best ways to save lives. We offer First Aid, CPR/AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens classes at our office regularly and can accommodate alternative scheduling based on need. We also offer on location training for your organization or business. Please give us a call or click here to sign up for a First Aid/CPR or other instructional class.
Upcoming First Aid/CPR Courses
Saturday, October 28
Wednesday, November 15
Wednesday, December 6
All Instructors for our classes are EMS Professionals working here in Skamania County. We strive to provide excellent instruction, flexible hours and will accommodate various class sizes. We also offer classes on location!
Our classes include a multi-media presentation along with much needed hands on training. Call 509-427-5065 for information and to schedule training.
Professional Education Opportunities
SCEMS offers yearly EMT Basic courses. Courses are generally held between the months of January and May. Check News and Events for the latest course announcements and registration information.
Most of our staff employees are rope rescue technicians. This service is important to Skamania County for two reasons. First, we have a very diverse terrain in which to navigate for rescues. Second, because of the many recreational activities specific to Skamania, including Beacon Rock and the Ozone as highly popular climbing areas, there is an increased need for rope assisted rescues. Rope rescue is reviewed and updated on a monthly basis.
Trail rescue is a very important part of our agency. With our new Wilderness Program, we are able to provide a higher level of advanced life support (ALS) so that we are able to further treat in remote conditions. Preplanning is done for all area trails and this is reviewed monthly.
Skamania County is one of the only Emergency Medical Services agencies that provides this service. SCEMS employs hydraulic tools such as the Jaws of Life and Rescue 42 Jacks for vehicle extrication. These techniques and procedures are updated and reviewed monthly.