WINNEMUCCA — Emergency services personnel from across the state are invited to Winnemucca to complete their continuing education requirements.

Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue will offer its “2020 Annual EMS Refresher” from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8, at the East Hall Winnemucca Convention Center. A pre-conference BLS CPR course will also be offered from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

According to HGH EMS Rescue Education Coordinator Johnathen Prichard, this year’s program will offer classroom and on-site instruction for a well-rounded student experience.

“We’ve offered this 24-hour refresher course since 2003,” said Prichard, “and each year we step it up even more to give our participants the best information possible as they move into the new year.”

Prichard said personnel from every aspect of emergency services are invited to attend, including representatives from the medical, fire, law enforcement and mining fields. “We’ve got something for everyone,” he said.

This year’s program is divided into information specific to Advanced EMTs, EMTs and EMRs and will include classroom instruction as well as hands-on field work and skills review. 

Participants are reminded to dress for the terrain and the weather.

The weekend’s courses will be taught by representatives from HGH EMS Rescue and regional emergency services agencies.

“Each year we are focused on making our annual refresher a place where EMS providers can access the latest information and network with other EMS agencies from across the state,” said Prichard.

He added, “We are excited for this year’s program and know that each participant will go away more prepared to help those in need.”

Cost for AEMTs is $250, EMTs $200 and EMRs $150; registration fees include all meals.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible; final deadline for registration is Oct. 25.

For more information or to request a registration form for the “2020 Annual EMS Refresher” presented by Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue, please call Interim HGH EMS Education Coordinator Johnathen Prichard at bidlakej@hghospital.org.