Bluefield Rescue Squad


Interested in learning to help people? Bluefield Rescue teaches a variety of training courses.

Training at Bluefield Rescue Squad

Training at Bluefield Rescue Squad

We offer the following trainings:

  • EMT-Basic

  • CPR

  • First Aid

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

We typically teach two EMT-Basic courses each year, one in the spring and another in the fall. Our other courses are available sporadically. Please contact us for availability. If you are interested in one or more of our courses, check out the requirements and costs below and follow us on Facebook or sign up to be notified by email about when they will be offered.

EMT-Basic Training

  • Applicants need to have the physical ability to lift 150lbs for the lifting and moving of patients

  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have parental permission if less than 18

With the successful completion of this Emergency Medical Technician – Basic course, the participant will be able to:

  • Take the West Virginia EMT Certification Exam and if desired take the National Registry Exam

  • Use problem solving to assess the health/treatment needs of the community

  • Use effective communication skills in a professional manor with patients, families, co-workers, other allied health professionals

  • Use leadership skills to promote effective care of patients

  • Consider legal and ethical issues that may affect clinical decision making

  • Implement techniques and strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality of patients

  • Uphold a professional standard of care

No refunds will be given.

Tuition: $550.00 (Payment options are available). This includes:

  • Textbook

  • CPR certification

  • Clinical shirt

Additional: (Student Responsibility)

  • WVOEMS Registration Fee: $120 (includes background check cost)

  • National Registry: $98

  • Additional clinical clothing/boots

CPR Training

American Heart Association CPR certification

Available for the general public and healthcare personnel.

First Aid Training

Includes American Heart Association CPR training and first aid training.

Available for the general public and healthcare personnel.

$55 (includes CPR training)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training

Aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations that reinforce important concepts.
Available for paramedics, nurses and physicians.

Contact us for pricing.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Available for paramedics, nurses and physicians.

Contact us for pricing.

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