Welcome to the education site for Sanilac Medical Services Inc. and Sanilac Medical Control Authority.

We provide Pre-hospital Emergency Medical training along with the required in-service training for Sanilac County's Emergency Medical Responders (EMS).

Community CPR and First Aid courses are offered the third Saturday of every month. Because of the millage dollars, we can offer this course free of charge to all Sanilac County residents.

If you registered prior to September of 2013 you will need to set up a new account. Please take some time to view the account set up video. 

Protocols and proposed changes to can be found in the Protocols and In-service catagory

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Our Summer EMT Academy Course is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of pre-hospital patient care. This course starts on June 23, 2014 and ends on Aug 6, 2014 and will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8 am 6 pm. Course includes 180 hours of lecture and practical time. Students are required to complete 40 hours of clinical rotation (24 hours in EMS and 16 hours in Emergency Department). The EMT academy is designed to be fast paced and when completed, the student will be eligible to take the NREMT exam. Students will be expected to wear uniforms while in class and on clinical rotations. Cost is $700.00 and includes the book, uniform shirt, clinical ID, and access to Platinum's EMS testing and computer adaptive testing.


  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • Must be high school graduate or have a GED
  • Pass a background check

Student required to submit the following records within the first 30 days of class:

  • Negative TB test within 1 year
  • Proof of immunity to MMR & Varicella (Titers required)
  • Proof of immunity to HepB (Titers required) or signed HepB declination
  • Physical
  • Other lab tests and proof of health insurance may be required based on clinical site
  • The cost for these lab tests will be in addition to regular tuition

Couse in session, closed to new registration

We are hosting a Paramedic Course beginning Thursday, January 9th. Classes will be held every Thursday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm in our classrooms located at Sanilac Medical Services, Inc. 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI, 48471. A Completed application and $250.00 non-refundable application fee must be received by December 30th 2013. For an Application Contract please contact our Office at (810) 648-3092.

Community CPR, AED, and First Aid course. This course is free to residents of Sanilac County. To register for the class please call (810) 648-3092

Sanilac County Residents cost: Free

Resident outside of Sanilac County: $20.00

Course is held at: 171 Dawson St. Sandusky, MI 48471 starting at 9 am

This course will be held in the SMS Class room located at 171 Dawson street in Sandusky. The course will start at 6 pm and run till 10 pm both days.

Cost:  $250.00 for Sanilac County residents

          $350.00 for out of the county

The American Heart Association CPR Instructor Course is a three part course.

  • Part one, the AHA Instructor Essentials course is completed on-line at home or work. The course contains information on planning and preparation for courses, teaching courses, conducting written exams (if applicable), skills practice and skills testing and keeping your instructor status current. Upon successful completion a completion certificate is generated and should be printed out and turned in the first night of class. The Instructor Essentials course takes between 3-6 hours to complete.
  • Part 2 two will be held at Sanilac Medical Servicers, Inc in the class room. Day two will cover information such as course organization, policies of both the AHA and the Training Center, card processing, administration of a course, advertising, equipment cleaning, changes in CPR and why they occur, skills testing, a written test and more. This portion will take approximately 8 hours.
  • Part 3 involves being monitored teaching your first class. This can be done during one of training centers many courses or you can be evaluated at your own facility. This evaluation must be done within 6 months after completion of part 2.
  • In addition to the steps above, all participants must posses a valid BLS for Healthcare Provider certification card that was completed within the past 6 month through the Training Center. Once all steps are successfully completed, the participant will become an American Heart Association BLS CPR Instructor and able to conduct classes on their own.
Students can contact SMS for more information or to purchase online codes to complete the required online courses.  or click Online Instructor Essentials to go directly to to purchase and complete the online essentials.

This course still has opening for students. The course is filling up quickly so be sure to registration as soon as you can.

The Instructor/Coordinator Course is designed to prepare a EMS provider to become an effective educator. The student will become familiar with theories of learning and teaching the adult learner. Preparation of educational materials, along with methods of teaching and evaluation. Utilizing technology inside and outside of the classroom. And last but not least, presentation of material, and administrative issues relating to teaching an EMS course. Upon successful completion, the student will meet the requirements to take the State of Michigan Instructor Coordinator Exam. The course includes 140 hours of classroom time and 30 hours of student teaching. The student will be expected to maintain a minimum grade of 80% to be eligible to remain in the course, with an 80% or higher on the final written exam.

*Times: Every Monday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning September 8, 2014 - December 8, 2014 

*Location: SMS Class room, 171 Dawson Street Suite 238, Sandusky, MI. 48471

*Cost of this course is $700.00 with discounts available for Sanilac County residents or with payment in full prior to the beginning of the course.


*Must be 18 years or older to apply for an IC license with MDCH after the program completion. 
*Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
*Current BLS Healthcare Provider Instructor card.
*Have a current Michigan EMS License with a minimum of 3 years experience working at your current licensure level with an EMS Agency.
*Must submit 2 letters of recommendation with 1 being from a licensed EMT I/C.
*To register for this course please visit our website at www.sanilacmca.org or call our office at 810-648-3092.

A signed agreement must be kept on file at the Sanilac Medical Control Authority Office for all EMS levels practicing in Sanilac County. EMS Providers need to print out and sign the agreement and turn it into their employer. Service Employer’s must keep a copy on hand and forward a copy to SMCA offices. A Copy of the sign agreement must be received by SMCA before January 31, 2014. If a provider is hired after January 31, 2014 or their license level changes then they will have 60 days to complete the Stipulation agreement and the SMCA protocol test.

PDFs Files of all approved protocols for Sanilac MCA, all proposed additions, and pending changes to the current protocols. Information and research links supporting the proposed changes.