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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Where: Central Huron Ambulance Service Class room 291 East Soper rd. Bad Axe.

Dates: February 10, 2015

Time: 6 pm  to 10 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cost: $200.00 (this cost does not include the book) $25.00 deposit is due the first night of class. Students who need to set up  payment arrangement  can do so the first night of class. 

Students may purchase the book online. (printed or eBooks are acceptable). 

Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene, 9/E Le Baudour~Bergeron

ISBN-10: 0-13-512570-7 |  ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512570-0 

This course is limited to 20 students.

The Medical First Responder Course will teach those who may arrive on an emergency scene first the necessary skills to support and treat medical emergencies. The MFR student will need to put in 60 hours of combined lecture and practical class time. Students will need to maintain an 75% overall grade in order to continue participating in the course. MFR Students are not required to do any clinical hours. Upon completion of the MFR program the student will be responsible to maintain an 75% as a final grade in order to receive a certificate of class completion and be able to apply for the computer adaptive test with the National Registry prior to applying for licensure in the state of Michigan. 

This course has been merged with the Sandusky course and will be held in Sandusky on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 pm to 10 pm 

Please, contact john Cristini at (810) 648-3092 if you have questions.

Registration deadline along with a  minimum of $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due by January 15, 2015 (Course start date is February 4, 2015).  The registration packet and minimum deposit are required to reserve a spot in the course. (The course requires a minimum of 8 students and is limited to 20 students)

This EMT Course is designed to prepare you for a career in the field of pre-hospital patient care. Class will be meet at SMS every Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 10 pm starting February 4, 2015 thru June 26, 2015. The course provides 170 hours of classroom time and 48 hours of clinical rotation.(24 hours in EMS and 24 hours in Emergency Department).  Upon successful completion of the program participants will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students will be expected to wear uniforms while in class and on clinical rotations. Cost of the course is $650.00 and includes uniform shirt, clinical ID badges, and access to Platinum's EMS testing and computer adaptive testing. (the book is not included in the cost student must purchase their book separately. The books can be purchased online or through SMS with prior arrangement for $130.00)

(Prehospital Emergency Care, 10/E, Joseph J. Mistovich, Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Brent Hafen ISBN-10: 0133457974 • ISBN-13: 9780133457971)


  • 18 years or older 
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • No felony convictions
  • Negative TB test
  • Up-to-Date vaccinations
  • Physical

Prerequisites due no later than January 26, 2015

Couse in session, closed to new registration

We are hosting a Paramedic Course beginning Thursday, January 9, 2014. 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

BLS for Healthcare Providers-January 24, 2015

This course will start at 9 am in the SMS classroom at 171 Dawson St. Sandusky, MI 48471

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed, healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.

This course will be offered to Sanilac county providers at a reduced rate of $20 per person. SMS is able to provide these courses at a reduced rate because of milage approved by the residents of Sanilac County for emergency medical training. To be eligible you must provide proof that you are working for a service department, hospital or be a resident of Sanilac county. 

Out of county providers cost of the course will be $40 per person. 

To register for one of these courses you can contact our office at 810-648-3092 or you can register online once you have registered for a user account.

Where: SMS Class room

Dates: February 6, 2015

Time: 9 am  to 3 pm

Cost: $150.00 (Includes PALS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.


A current BLS HCP card & PALS Provider card.

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Where: SMS Class room

Dates: February 18, 2015

Time: 9 am  to 3 pm

Cost: $150.00 (Includes ACLS provider manual)

(Students may purchase the ECC handbook for $25.00)

This course is limited to 15 students.


A current BLS HCP card & ACLS Provider card.

Complete the online pre-course quiz

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians 
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments 
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

Are you looking for practical credits? We are hosting a Practical CE Day on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in our classroom from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Mark your calendars early as space is limited to 20. You may register on line by clicking on Sanilac Practical CE Day and request to join the class, or you may phone 810-648-3092 for more information. Thanks to the millage dollars, this class is FREE to all Sanilac County providers.

Cost In County : Free, the millage dollars at work for you !!

Out of county providers cost is : $20.00.

The course will be held in the SMS classroom 171 Dawson Street, Sandusky, MI. 48471.

Where: SMS Class room

Dates: February 11, 2015

Time: 9 am  to 6 pm

Cost: $150.00 (Includes PHTLS provider manual)

This course is limited to 15 students.


A current PHTLS Provider card.

PHTLS  Course description.

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

This course currently has two openings please contact (810) 648-3092 to reserve a spot. A stand-by list will be used to fill any spots that open up. 

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 call our office at 810-648-3092.

October 16, 2014 MDCH release optional changes for protocols. These protocols were approved by the SMCA EMS Advisory committee in November for an effective date of January 1, 2014.

1.) Excited Delirium (new)

2.) General Crush (new) 

3.)High Risk Delivery (new) 

4.) OB Emergencies (updated) 

5.) Neonatal Resuscitation (updated) 

6.) Pediatric Assessment and Treatment (updated) 

7.) Pediatric Medication Emergency Dosing and Intervention Cards (new) 

8.) Refusal of Care (updated) 

9.) Spinal Precautions (updated) 

10.) Spinal Injury Assessment (updated)