Residents of Highland County

AHA Heartsaver - $40*

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers - $45*


*To receive the resident discount you must register at least two weeks in advance
and you must present a valid ID showing your address at time of class.

Non-Resident/Late Registration

AHA Heartsaver - $60

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers - $75

If you would like us to come to your location to perform a class, please call us 540-468-2295

Please make checks payable to "Highland County Rescue Squad"

Which course should you take?

For individuals that are not a certified/licensed medical professional or for those that do not work in a professional healthcare environment usually take "AHA Heartsaver."

If you are a certified/licensed healthcare professional, generally it is recommended to take "BLS for Healthcare Providers."

If you are taking this course because it is required for employment, you should contact your employer as to what course you should take.

There are limited seats available and are filled on a first come first serve basis


To Be Announced after the Covid-19 Restrictions have been lifted.

Unsure if you want to become an EMT? Keep reading to see if it's right for you.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. EMTs possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical director oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency healthcare system. The process of becoming an EMT in Virginia requires the following:

  • Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age at the beginning date of the EMT course. If you are less than 18 years of age, you must provide your instructor with a completed parental permission form with the signature of a parent or guardian verifying approval for enrollment in the course.
  • Have no physical or mental impairment that would render you unable to perform all practical skills required at the EMT level.
  • Hold a current certification in an Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) CPR course at the beginning date of the EMT course. (See above for more about CPR)
  • Not have been convicted or found guilty of any crime, offense or regulatory violation, or participated in any other prohibited conduct identified in state EMS regulation 12VAC5-31-910.
  • Be clean and neat in appearance.
  • May not be under the influence of any drugs or intoxicating substances that impairs your ability to provide patient care or operate a motor vehicle while in class or performing clinicals, while on duty, when responding or when assisting in the care of a patient.


Whether it is CPR, EMT, or another healthcare certification you are looking for, we may be able to help you. We are expanding our instructor base everyday, so please continue checking for more!