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Fremont County, Idaho


Emergency Medical Service
125 North Bridge
St. Anthony, Idaho 83445
208-624-7557
Fax 208-624-1542
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Emergency Medical Service


Director Bob Foster

2014 TRAINING SCHEDULE
(Issued 12/10/2013)

(Download PDF schedule)

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR CLASSES

Jan.22        St. Anthony EMS building          6 PM
April 16       Ashton EMS building                 6 PM
July 7         Island Park EMS building           6 PM
Oct. 22       St. Anthony EMS building          6 PM 

NOTE: Additional HCP CPR classes may be scheduled subject to availability of instructors. Classes must have a minimum of 6 students registered 7 days prior to class date and be approved by the EMS Director. Course fees: tbd


HEART SAVER CPR/FIRST AID CLASSES

Dec. 19, 2013       St. Anthony EMS building         6 PM
Jan.6                     Island Park EMS building         2 PM* and 6 PM
Feb.3                    Ashton EMS building                6 PM
April 21                 St. Anthony EMS building         2 PM* and 6 PM
July 21                  Island Park EMS building         6 PM
Oct.20                  Ashton EMS building                2 PM* and 6 PM

* Renewal course

NOTE: Additional HS CPR/First Aid classes may be scheduled subject to availability of instructors. Classes must have a minimum of 6 students registered 7 days prior to class date and be approved by the EMS Director. Course fees tbd.


LATE NIGHT WITH LIFE FLIGHT (PORTNEUF LIFE FLIGHT – POCATELLO)

Feb. 13              Portneuf Regional Medical Center          5:30 PM
April 10              Portneuf Regional Medical Center          5:30 PM
Sept. 11             Portneuf Regional Medical Center          5:30 PM
Nov. 13              Portneuf Regional Medical Center          5:30 PM 

NOTE: Dates may be subject to change. Classes are not part of the regular FCEMS curriculum, but address recertification material that is typically hard to get elsewhere, and include Helicopter Landing Zone Officer training. FCEMS attendees can car pool and should meet at the St. Anthony EMS shed at 4:00 PM for departure. No course fee.


EMT TRAINING COURSES 

24-7 EMS – will continue to be offered in 2014. Additional on-line classes from other providers will be forwarded as they become available.

AEMT 2011

March 25 – July 2 (tentative testing dates July 18, 19). Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 PM and one Saturday per month from 9 AM to 3 PM. Classes meet at Fremont County EMS buildings. Some dates and locations may change in late-winter and early-spring due to weather issues. Maximum class size is 16 students and pre-requisites apply. First priority will be given to Fremont County EMT’s, but this is an OPEN class. Students accepted for class will be notified by 3/18/2014.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Current licensure at I-85 level (or equivalent for non-EMS healthcare provider).
  • Current licensure as EMT 2011 with course completion certificate from #E713-2434.*
  • Letter of recommendation from Unit President (or immediate supervisor for non-FCEMS applicants).
  • Two (2) years’ emergency medical service by course completion date.
  • Pass twenty-five question written entrance exam with minimum score of 80%. Test date: 3/11.
  • Pass NREMT skill stations for trauma, medical, and one random.* Test date 3/11.
  • Receive admission recommendation from pre-course interview committee composed of the unit presidents, EMS Director, Medical Director, and Lead Instructor. Interview date: 3/13.
  • Submission of letter of interest in course to EMS Director by 3/4/2014.
  • * Not required of non-EMS healthcare professionals
  • Course fee tbd.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER 2011/WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER

Aug. 5 – Sept. 30 (tentative testing dates Oct. 3, 4). Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 PM and one Saturday per month from 9 AM to 3 PM. Classes meet at Fremont County EMS buildings. Maximum class size is 24 students. First priority will be given to Fremont County EMT’s, and residents, but this is an OPEN class.

    • Course will enable student to be licensed as Idaho EMR 2011 (pending passing exams and licensure process) and certified as ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) Wilderness First Responder (pending passing requisite course exams).
    • Course includes AHA HCP CPR and Helicopter landing Zone Officer certifications.
    • Course fee tbd.

    First Aid Kits $10

    Fremont County EMS has First Aid Kits available for sale
    at the Fremont County Annex Building for $10.
    These kits include:

    1- Roller Gauze 2”x4 yds
    3- Sterile Gauze Pads 3”x3”
    2- Non-Adherent Pads 2”x3”
    15- Adhesive Bandages ¾”x3”
    5- Adhesive Bandages 1”x3”
    5- Adhesive Bandages 1 ½” x 1 ½”
    1- Adhesive Bandages 2”x4 ½”
    1- Fingertip Bandage
    1- Knuckle Bandage
    4- BZK Towelettes
    1- Instant Ice Pack
    1- Hydrocortisone 0.9g Pack
    2- Triple Antibiotic 0.9 g Packs
    2- Hand Sanitizer 0.9g Packs
    1- Roll First Aid Tape ½” x 2 ½ yds.
    1- Pair of Scissors
    1- Pair of Tweezers
    1- Pair Vinyl Gloves
    1- CPR Barrier
    1-First Aid Instruction Guide
    The kit comes in a 4 ½”X7” nylon pouch and is perfect for your ATV, snowmachine, glove compartment, 72-hour kit, backpack, etc.

     

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The information contained here is to be used as an informational resource, but cannot replace real CPR or first aid training. Please try to attend a CPR or first aid training course in your community.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compression. CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart. CPR can keep a person alive until more advanced procedures (such as defibrillation - an electric shock to the chest) can treat the cardiac arrest. CPR started by a bystander doubles the likelihood of survival for victims of cardiac arrest.

Modern CPR developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The discoverers of mouth-to-mouth ventilation were Drs. James Elam and Peter Safar. Though mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was described in the Bible (mostly performed by midwives to resuscitate newborns) it fell out of practice until it was rediscovered in the 1950s.

In early 1960 Drs. Kouwenhoven, Knickerbocker, and Jude discovered the benefit of chest compression to achieve a small amount of artificial circulation. Later in 1960, mouth-to-mouth and chest compression were combined to form CPR similar to the way it is practiced today.

Facts About CPR
  • Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. Most arrests occur in persons with underlying heart disease.
  • CPR doubles a person's chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • 75% of all cardiac arrests happen in people's homes.
  • The typical victim of cardiac arrest is a man in his early 60's and a woman in her late 60's.
  • Cardiac arrest occurs twice as frequently in men compared to women.
  • CPR was invented in 1960.
  • There has never been a case of HIV transmitted by mouth-to-mouth CPR.
  • In sudden cardiac arrest the heart goes from a normal heartbeat to a quivering rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). This happens in approximately two-thirds of all cardiac arrests. VF is fatal unless an electric shock, called defibrillation, can be given. CPR does not stop VF but CPR extends the window of time in which defibrillation can be effective.
  • CPR provides a trickle of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart and keeps these organs alive until defibrillation can shock the heart into a normal rhythm.
  • If CPR is started within 4 minutes of collapse and defibrillation provided within 10 minutes a person has a 40% chance of survival.
CPR For Adults & Children
First Aid For Adults & Children
CPR & First Aid For Infants
CPR For Pets