EMS, Health & Safety Education

EMT Class heart/lung lab practice.
Instructors pictured: Jim Gillis (top), Alfredo Altamirano, PA.

Stevens County EMS education provides area business and industry, first responder teams, law enforcement, fire, ambulance services and healthcare providers with basic and advanced level emergency health and safety education programs.

Classes include: OSHA, CPR, First Aid, AED, "How to Save a Life", ACLS, PALS, EVOC, Emergency Medical Responder initial and refreshers, EMT initial and refreshers, and Paramedic training programs.

Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT)
in conjunction with the University of Minnesota - Morris
This class is designed for the pre-professional students at UMM along with any other student interested in healthcare careers. The class prepares students to complete the National and State certification examinations for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMT certification is an excellent skill for any graduating student, community member or person interested in disaster or medical volunteer work. EMT certification is also a great addition to your resume and there are many jobs available for EMT's throughout the country in various occupations including firefighter, law enforcement, disaster services, emergency management, business health and safety management along with ambulance services, medical air ambulance and rescue services.

EMS Education - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course (Register Here)

Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT) - in conjunction with the University of Minnesota - Morris
This class is designed for anyone interested in advanced medical education and students or community members interested in healthcare careers. The class prepares students to complete the National and State certification examinations for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

EMT education is offered for 4 college credits and is also available to PSEO high school students at the Morris Area High School and surrounding high schools and home schools.

Call our office to register - 589-7421



13-month Paramedic Certification Course

Minnesota & North Dakota

Call about our the upcoming course starting
August 16, 2014 or about connecting your community to Emergency Training Associates (ETA) on-line
and on-site paramedic program.

Class meets every Wednesday (2pm-10pm ITV) and one weekend per month (3rd weekend).

Nationally Accredited Paramedic certification program in North Dakota and Minnesota


For information about our next Paramedic program contact us
PJ Hardy, Vicki Berreth, or
Leann Cortes
at 1-855-833-5720

How to Save a Life (TM)

Ringdahl EMS will provide your business or organization a 1 hour FREE presentation called "How to Save a Life" (TM). This program highlights the important immediate critical steps in an emergency that everyone should know. How to perform immediate first aid, "hands-only" CPR, how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and what to do in those first few minutes before the ambulance arrives. Life-saving information for you, your business or your community organization. Contact us for more information at aed@ringdahlems.com


Stevens County Ambulance work with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association - Western Minnesota chapter, provides FREE Hands-Only CPR and AED classes to area business and community organizations. "How to Save a Life" program has trained over 5,000 people in the past three years around west central Minnesota. Understanding the important and critical role that the bystander, co-worker, family member or neighbor plays in providing immediate medical care before the ambulance arrives, will save lives. Learn CPR and how to use an AED. What could be more important than learning this valuable potentially life-saving skill. Contact us for more information.

Click HERE for an interactive online training from HeartRescueNow.com and the Medtronic Foundation.

Emergency Medical Responder Course

Register by emailing Bob Griffith - bgriffith@stevensems.com

EMT, First Responder, ACLS, PALS, BLS and Paramedic refresher classes can be arranged. For more information, contact us at 320-589-7421 or email training@stevensems.com

Safety Education for Business and Industry

Course Offerings:

Contact us at 320-589-7421 or email info@stevensems.com




Emergency Training Associates and Ringdahl EMS - Minnesota & North Dakota. Class begins May 17, 2014 and applications are being accepted now for this upcoming program. The program is a 13 month certificate program and is designed to allow individuals to continue working while attending the program. One day a week and one weekend per month is the classroom portion of the program. ITV connections in many communities throughout Minnesota and North Dakota allow for students to participate in classroom lectures through ITV. Skills and some class time is spent in Fergus Falls, MN or Jamestown, ND classroom with all students of the programs. Applications are accepted continuously, with interviews arranged in September. Class size is limited to 15 students. Clinical experience is a large portion of the program and is in addition to the classroom requirements. You must have current EMT National or State certification along with CPR and some patient care work or volunteer experience prior to the beginning of the paramedic program. Contact ETA for more information or in Minnesota call 1-800-450-2216 and in North Dakota call 1-701-251-2273.

Download the paramedic program brochure

Download the paramedic application

The Viking Challenge & Viking Crusade
5K extreme wilderness mud run in Fergus Falls, MN
September 20, 2014 - Register Here

A benefit for Lake Region Cancer Center and Dough 4 Joe

Part of the Fergus Falls Race Series Events