NorthEast EMS is involved in EMS education and training on a few levels.  As the MA EMS Regional Council we assist the Office of Emergency Medical Services in assuring quality continuing education programs are available for EMS personnel in Region III.  We offer support and resources to many Training Officers, EMS educators and Accredited Training Institutions to help them navigate the continuing education approval process and to keep them apprised of the rapidly changing EMS environment.  

Education and training plays a huge role in the delivery of quality EMS services and in the EMT recertification process.  EMTs must complete a pre-determined number of education hours in pre-determined and elective courses every two years in order to recertify. NorthEast EMS's role is to assist EMTs and Paramedics, that are not affiliated with an EMS service, negotiate the new national standards for recertification and validate their continuing education choices.

NorthEast EMS partners with other non-profit organizations to offer specialized emergency medical training to healthcare providers as well as lay people.  In conjunction with the American Heart Association we offer Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Training.  Since 1987 we have worked with International Training and Life Support (ITLS) to promote and offer a standardized Prehospital trauma education course to emergency medical service personnel throughout Massachusetts. 

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care.

NorthEast EMS became the MA Chapter of ITLS in 1987 to provide EMS personnel with a nationally recognized program in Prehospital trauma care to improve their assessment and decision making processes when managing the seriously injured patient. ​ ITLS courses give the student the knowledge and hands-on skills to take better care of trauma patients.  ITLS stresses rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats.  The ITLS framework for rapid, appropriate and effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation.

ITLS courses combine classroom learning, hands-on skills stations, and assessment stations that put learning to work in simulated trauma scenarios. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, pre-hospital care and the ITLS approach.

If you are interested in sponsoring an ITLS class please call 978-792-5477 or email


International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Training

​Education and Training

NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc. is a Training Center for the American Heart Association offering healthcare providers, businesses and the community BLS and Heartsaver CPR training, as well as Heartsaver First Aid Training.  

We can provide your organization with AHA CPR and First Aid training at your location at a time that is most convenient for you.  Please call, 978-792-5477 or email for additional information or to schedule a training session.

Too busy to take a conventional CPR or First Aid class?  The AHA has robust e-learning opportunities, The CPR and First Aid e-learning classes use a blended learning approach which requires students to pass a skills session with an AHA Instructor before receiving their course completion card.  NorthEast EMS offers skill sessions to students who have completed the online portion of the training.  Please call 781-224-3344 to schedule your individual skills session.  You will be issued your course completion certification immediately after successfully completing the skill session.

American Heart Association BLS & Heartsaver CPR / First Aid Training

110 Haverhill Rd., Suite 222

Amesbury, MA 01913

Office: 978-792-5477   Fax: 978-792-5632

CMED:  978-946-8130