Emergency Medical Services

Riverland’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department provides customized, flexible, cost effective, and convenient education, and training for you and your organization.

Riverland’s EMS department includes enhanced entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service along with advanced skills for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, and other health careers.

Riverland focuses on simulation-based training for EMS. The Riverland Fire/EMS Center is located on the Austin West Campus and has 2 ambulances, SimMan® manikins and a full-scale house equipped with cameras in each room to record and play back scenarios that occur inside; all of this is inside a 5,500 ft. area dedicated to Fire & EMS training. This Center and the props within allow current and future EMS personnel the opportunity to practice skills and techniques in a lifelike setting.

Riverland Community College specializes in EMS and First Aid/CPR training for any user. We offer full-service EMS Training for advanced students, such as Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and Nurses, as well as individual or company training for private citizens who want to learn CPR or First Aid.

Emergency Medical Services


Fire and Rescue Training

Riverland Fire Training’s team of professional firefighting instructors can assist you and your department in learning the latest firefighting techniques and offers a wide range of courses in Fire and Rescue Training tailored to your department needs.

Riverland focuses on simulation based training for firefighters. The Riverland Fire/EMS Center is located in the West Building on the Austin Campus and has two fire trucks, gear lockers, 4500 PSI cascade filling station, and a one story full-scale house equipped with cameras in each room to record and play back search & rescue scenarios that occur inside; all of this is inside a 5,500 ft. area dedicated to Fire & EMS training. This Center and the props within allow current and future firefighters the opportunity to practice skills and techniques in a realistic lifelike setting.

Training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to operate at all levels of the fire service. Much of the hands-on training is done as a simulation of real-life scenarios. Classes can be customized to be delivered at hosting fire stations, online, or at the Riverland Fire/EMS Center in Austin.

Fire and Rescue Training Services

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