Hanover Fire & EMS boasts one of the most progressive EMS training
systems found anywhere. Volunteers can obtain college credit for
their efforts through J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and
may obtain tuition funding through our department. The EMS Training
System consists of three basic training levels: Basic, Intermediate
(one semester) provide basic life support or "BLS"
care while Intermediates (three additional semesters) and
Paramedics (two more additional semesters) provide advanced
life support or "ALS" care to our citizens. ALS
students will also be required to obtain courses in Anatomy
and Physiology. The training is progressive and requires a
considerable amount of continuing education to maintain certifications.
EMT curriculum runs on the college schedule, starting classes
in the spring and fall with occasional summer training opportunities.
Other EMS training Opportunities include Advanced Cardiac
Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced
Life Support and the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course.