An affiliated Educational Center of the
(Minnesota Special Transportation Services)
Providing safe, professional medical transportation, assistance and training since 1974
Special Transportation Service Driver Training
Minnesota D.O.T. required Special Transportation Service training classes are scheduled throughout the year.
Minnesota is currently one of only three states in the country that requires state-certified training for drivers of special needs and vulnerable passengers and patients. The required classes are Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance Training (Ambulatory and Wheelchair), Abuse Prevention/Maltreatment Awareness and Basic First Aid, and are scheduled regularly. Emergicare's trainer is certified by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to instruct all four areas of training. We also teach the required eight hour refresher course and seven hours of Continuing Driver Education that MN DOT requires for driver recertification every three years.
News and Notes:
Emergicare Medical Training and the Backcountry Mountain Bike Trail Patrol are working to train as many people as possible in "Hands Only CPR". During the past three years, five people trained by Emergicare have actually saved three lives using these skills. We now include an introduction to hands-only CPR in every STS Driver First Aid class we teach.
Private Training Classes at your location are available. We have literally traveled all across Minnesota, from Northome to Grand Meadow, Morton to Duluth, to present STS driver training. E-mail us for further information.
Refresher Training: Per current MN DOT requirements, a driver is required to take 8 hours of classroom training (First Aid, Defensive Driving and Passenger Assistance/Abuse Prevention-Maltreatment Awareness) and have 7 hours of documented Continuing Driver Education (CE), or take 15 hours of classroom instruction, every 3 years. and have 7 hours of documented Continuing Driver Education (CE), or take 15 hours of classroom instruction, every 3 years. Drivers can satisfy the recertification requirements by taking the regular 16-hour STS driver training classes shown below. (See Tuition page for costs)
Please direct any questions about training, certification and space availability to Emergicare's office, via e-mail or phone call. Host locations are not able to reserve class seats, confirm registration or answer questions about classes.
Now Available: Pay on line by Credit/Debit Card. (See below.)
Scheduled Open Classes and Locations:
NOTICE! E-mail registration is now available. Please register by sending an e-mail using the link below.
July, 2015 Classes
Wednesday, July 15, 2015: Abuse Prevention/Maltreatment Awareness, 6:00 PM, Location: Driving Miss Daisy Transportation, 1710 Douglas Dr. N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 (2nd Floor Conference Room - Click on address for map.)
Monday, July 20, 2015: First Aid, 6:00 PM Location: Driving Miss Daisy Transportation (Every First Aid class includes "Hands-Only CPR". It's easy to learn, easy to use, and it saves lives!)
Class size: 14. Seats still available as of June 10th: Full.
August, 2015 Classes
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015: Defensive Driving, 6:00 PM, Location: Driving Miss Daisy Transportation, 1710 Douglas Dr. N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 (2nd Floor Conference Room - Click on address for map.)
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015: Passenger Assistance-A (Ambulatory) & B (Wheelchairs), 6:00 PM, Location: North Memorial Ambulance Service, 4501 68th Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN (Click on address for map. B-Class runs quite late!)
Monday, Aug 10, 2015: First Aid, 6:00 PM Location: Driving Miss Daisy Transportation (Every First Aid class includes "Hands-Only CPR". It's easy to learn, easy to use, and it saves lives!)
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015: Abuse Prevention/Maltreatment Awareness, 6:00 PM, Location: Driving Miss Daisy Transportation
Class size: 14. Seats still available as of July 10th: 8.
Please Click here to register by e-mail.
Include the driver's name(s), ambulatory only or wheelchair training. and the company they drive for. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the tuition cost, within 24 hours, or you can submit payment below:
Now Available: Pay by Credit/Debit Card, online or on-site - Online price includes discount:
(When paying online, please print your receipt and bring to class.)
Please call, or Click to send us e-mail (link repaired) with questions or to register.
Click HERE for tuition (class cost) and scheduling information.
Tuition and discount information updated on Nov. 1, 2013
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