EMS EDUCATION + TRAINING


NorthEast EMS is involved in EMS education and training in a few different ways. As an 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. In addition, through partnerships with the American Heart Association (AHA) and International Trauma and Life Support (ITLS) we provide emergency medical training to healthcare providers as well as lay people.



EMS Continuing Education

NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc. assists the Office of Emergency Medical Services to assure quality continuing education programs are available to EMS personnel in Region III. We offer support and resources to Training Officers, EMS Educators, and Accredited Training Institutions to help them provide up-to-date, effective, and relevant information to EMS providers. We also review and approve continuing education programs to assure education required for recertification meets the current criteria established by The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).



CPR, First Aid, and Trauma Training

NorthEast EMS offers specialized emergency medical training to healthcare providers as well as laypeople. 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.

American Heart Association BLS & Heartsaver CPR / First Aid 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/or First Aid training at your location at a time that is most convenient for you.

If you prefer the convenience of online learning the AHA has robust e-learning opportunities, www.onlineaha.org. The CPR and First Aid e-learning classes use a blended learning approach which requires students to pass a skills verification session with an AHA Instructor before receiving their course completion card. NorthEast EMS offers skill sessions to groups of students who have completed the online portion of the training.

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Training

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.

For more information about our CPR or ITLS training please email neems@neems.org.




Supporting and Serving Region III





Supporting and Serving Region III




NorthEast Emergency
Medical Services, Inc.
MA EMS Region III
​110 Haverhill Rd., Suite 226
Amesbury, MA 01913
Office:  978-792-5477
Email:  neems@neems.org

NorthEast CMED
Lawrence General Hospital
1 General Street
Lawrence, MA   01842
CMED: 978-946-8130
Fax:     978-946-8139


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