Explore Our Community Services

Delaware County EMS offers a multitude of community services, each designed with your needs in mind. Together, we can shape a healthier, safer community.

  • Engaging Programs: Tailored for schools, churches, and youth organizations.
  • Essential Education: Covering topics like “9-1-1” awareness, stroke detection, Heart Health, and more.
  • Specialized Initiatives: Addressing specific community needs, such as Narcan education, etc.
  • Health Promotion: Blood pressure screenings, cardiac health education, and senior fall prevention.
  • Safety Initiatives: Drinking and driving prevention, and child safety education.
  • Collaboration: Partnering with the Delaware General Health District for maximum impact.
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If you have questions or comments about our programs, contact Ben Berger at (740) 833-2170 or via e-mail at dcemscpr@co.delaware.oh.us.


CPR and First Aid Training

You never know when you’ll need to save a life. “Be prepared, not scared” is an excellent motto to say throughout your day-to-day life. It is especially true when it comes to knowing how to perform CPR. In the US alone, almost 500,000 people die of cardiac arrest. Sadly, studies also suggest that only less than half of those who suffer receive CPR assistance from a bystander. CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation helps maintain blood flow to the brain, ultimately saving someone’s life (American Heart Association [AHA], 2022).

CPR and First Aid Training from Delaware County EMS

Ready to be a life-saving hero? At Delaware County EMS, we offer CPR and First Aid courses led by our expert training staff. Whether you’re an individual seeking personal development or an organization aiming to empower your team, we’ve got you covered. Our flexible scheduling options make it easy to fit training into your busy life, and we’re even available to bring the course directly to your workplace.

Don’t wait to make a difference—take the first step towards saving lives today! Fill out the CPR request form below to embark on your life-saving journey and be prepared and trained should you be needed!

CPR and First Aid Training Request

For any questions or further information, contact Ben Berger via email at dcemscpr@co.delaware.oh.us or 740-833-2170

Quick Tips:

Before Starting CPR

  1. Call 911 and get the AED (can be done by someone else)
    • 911 dispatchers can instruct you on how to help
  2. Is the area safe for you?
  3. Check if the person is responsive
  4. Check if the person is breathing

If unresponsive and not breathing normally, START CPR!

No Training? Do Hands-Only CPR!

Hands-Only CPR

  1. Push hard and fast on the center of the person’s chest
  2. Give 100-120 compressions a minute (to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive,” by the Bee Gees)
  3. As soon as the AED arrives, turn it on and follow the audible instructions

Author: American Heart Association (AHA) Year: 2022 Title: Why Everyone Should Know CPR: You Never Know When You Will Need It Source: Eastern States.heart.org URL: https://easternstates.heart.org/why-everyone-should-know-cpr-you-never-know-when-you-will-need-it/


Professional Development at Delaware County EMS

At Delaware County EMS, we’re not just about meeting standards — we’re all about setting new benchmarks in clinical education and training! Our passion for excellence drives us to prioritize top-tier learning experiences for our dedicated team.

We believe in raising the bar, so we ensure our employees hold multiple certifications, setting them up for success in every scenario they encounter. Delaware County EMS has cutting-edge training methods. From state-of-the-art simulations to immersive learning experiences, we leave no stone unturned in preparing our team to deliver exceptional care.

Our approach isn’t just about checking boxes; it’s about igniting a passion for continuous growth and expertise in prehospital patient care. We’re not just training; we’re transforming ordinary professionals into extraordinary lifesavers.

Our Course Offerings Include:

  • American Heart Association Certifications:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS or CPR)
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Programs:
    • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
    • Tactical Emergency Combat Care (TECC)
  • Specialized Training:
    • Handtevy Pediatric Resuscitation System
    • ACEP International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
    • State of Ohio Fire Academy Emergency Vehicle Operators Certification (EVOC)

Tuition Assistance

Continuing your education is paramount for all professionals in prehospital patient care. We take pride in offering tuition assistance to employees pursuing professional degrees or certain relevant courses within the EMS field.

Student Internships

Our staff hosts students from surrounding colleges and EMS councils through EMT-student internship programs. EMTs at all levels are required to log ride time with experienced crews during their schooling. Additionally, Delaware County EMS serves as a clinical site for third-year medical students from The Ohio State University Medical School.

Simulation Lab

Every quarter, employees rotate through our Simulation House for immersive hands-on training. The use of our Advanced Patient Simulators (manikins), including “Noelle,” who simulates childbirth, and “Hal” a child simulator used for pediatric scenarios, provide a lifelike environment for practicing critical thinking skills. This approach, known as “suspension of disbelief,” allows paramedics to treat simulated patients as if they were real, enhancing their ability to respond effectively in actual emergencies.

Shift Clinical Educators

Our medical directors collaborate with our training team and Shift Clinical Educators to develop monthly training sessions. These sessions, conducted by our six SCEs at each station on every shift, ensure continuous skill and knowledge enhancement for all personnel.

Online Learning

Quarterly, our employees are assigned designated online courses via our Learning Management System (LMS), precisely tailored to meet certification, compliance, and training mandates. Additionally, they have access to thousands of supplementary training modules for ongoing learning. Our specialized EMS-focused LMS offers 24/7/365 accessibility, facilitating continuous education while seamlessly tracking credentials. This integrated system promotes excellence, compliance, and sustained professional development, bolstering our commitment to quality patient care.

Core Competencies

All Delaware County EMS employees participate in the annual Core Competency process. This rigorous half-day event involves demonstrating skills and critical thinking abilities across various scenarios, overseen by physicians. Skills like airway management, drug delivery, and defibrillating are a few of the skills that are required for completion of the process.

Virtual Reality

The latest addition to our training arsenal, Virtual Reality (VR), we are pushing the boundaries of training techniques. This innovative tool allows us to create and customize realistic virtual patient scenarios, such as teaching SALT Triage and simulating mass casualty events. Accessible via VR headsets or web browsers, this tool offers an exciting and immersive approach to training, inspiring you to stay at the forefront of your field.

Delaware County EMS is an American Heart Association Nationally Accredited Training Center, as well as a State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Accredited Provider of Emergency Medical Service Continuing Education (site #1002)