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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This course will be held in the SMS classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 2 pm.

This course is being offered by Corswell EMS at there EMS hall. The cost of the course will be $875.00. 

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.

Where:  SMS classroom in Sandusky

Date: August 30, 2014

Time : 9 am to 5 pm

Cost: Free for Sanilac county residents / $20.00 for non-Sanilac County residents.

This course is designed for both by-standers and first responders. Wilderness rescuers need to know how to avoid, prevent, and prepare for emergencies in the backcountry, when medical help is not readily available. A half day of class room time and an addition half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills. This class focuses on practicing skills and covers: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses and much more. There will be role playing scenarios, bandaging and splinting, litter carriers, triage, patient assessment, spinal management, back-boarding, and outdoor simulated accidents. Gain some good tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first aid emergency.

Successful completion of class includes a Wilderness First Aid certificate.

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

Where: Croswell EMS Station

Dates: September 16, 2014

Time: 9 am  to 1 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? CEs will be offered Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25 Sanilac Medical Services will be holding two CE days for all levels of licensure. We will be offering 16 CE's total 4 practical CE's and 4 Lecture CE's each day. Students must attend the at least 1 full day. Students who attend both days will receive 2 Preparatory, 2 Airway, 3 Patient Assessment, 2 Medical, 2 Trauma, 3 Special considerations, and 2 Operations CE's So mark your calendars early and plan to attend, 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 Sanilac County providers.

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

                        Out of county providers cost is : $20.00 per day.

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

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 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.

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.