San Juan Island EMS strives to provide comprehensive and up-to-date emergency learning opportunities for our residents and surrounding medical professionals. We offer certified courses using nationally recognized organizations.
Contact Lainey Volk at 360.378-5152 ext 102, Ryder Cuddington at 360.378-5152 ext 103, or email email@example.com if you’re interested in taking a class. Check out the Class Calendar for upcoming educational opportunities.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
This course is designed specifically for Healthcare Providers and teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of choking.
Who is This Course For? This course is for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure to blood or blood-containing materials. Go online to: and take the didactic course on the web. Your employer will then need to give you a site specific training at your workplace. There is no written exam or…
Didactic & Skills Testing
If you choose to take an online American Heart Association class, you will sign up for one and complete it online. Once completed, you will need to print off the certificate and contact us to schedule your skills testing. Call us at (360) 378-2151 extension 3 or email us to schedule. Cost is $20 per…
Family/Friends CPR & First Aid
Due to the restrictions on meetings, San Juan EMS is not currently holding in-person classes for new or renewing CPR & First Aid certifications. Instead, you can go to…
Lainey Volk, Director of Outreach and Community Paramedicine, Receives National Award for Service to San Juan Island Community
Lainey Volk was nominated and chosen for the 2022 EMS World/Dynarex EMS Caring Award
Pet First Aid
Our PetSaver™ Program is an eight hour course that will cover the following topics. Additionally, the class includes our PetSaver™ handbook, and upon successful completion each participant will receive a certificate.
Safe Sitter Classes
Safe Sitter® courses have helped over 500,000 adolescents across the country learn basic lifesaving and safety techniques.
WEMT/WFR Refresher Course
Wilderness EMT Refresher is a 16 hour re-certification course. Course locations vary throughout the San Juan Islands, each utilizing a combination of classroom time and trips throughout the island wilderness to put your knowledge into an experiential “classroom” on the trail.
Wilderness EMT Module (WEMT)
The curriculum for the WEMT expands the scope of practice for most EMT’s. The material is presented at a higher level and includes the adaptation of ambulance and advanced equipment for use in remote environments. Emphasis is also placed on rapid assessment and evacuation skills.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the perfect course for those who enjoy various outdoor exploits like hiking, kayaking, traveling into remote areas, or live on outer islands. Great for first-timers.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the perfect course for those who enjoy extended and remote hiking, guiding, counseling, kayaking, traveling in remote areas, or live on outer islands.
Wilderness in the Islands
San Juan Island EMS (SJIEMS) receives many requests from organizations desiring wilderness first aid courses