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Online STS Driver Training is
Starting in January, 2018, all
Driver First Aid classes
will be conducted online. This is part of a several month process that
will move all of our Special Transportation Service classes to online
training. Drivers will be given a password to access the First Aid
program at registration, and will receive a certificate upon
successfully completing the class. Completion of the first aid program
is required to receive your DOT training certificate.
Minnesota was the first state to require training for all Special
Transportation drivers. In order to be employed as an STS driver in
Minnesota candidates are required to complete 16 hours of training
for an Ambulatory-only driver and 20 hours of training for a
wheelchair transport driver,
within 45 days of being hired.
Driver re-certification is required every three (3) years.
Emergicare is the first STS driver
training provider to endorse and incorporate Minnesota's "Toward Zero
Deaths" program in defensive driving classes to raise awareness of
the dangers of distracted driving and road rage. Visit:
Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths
for more information.
We were also the first training provider to
include Compression-Only CPR in our Driver First Aid classes, although
it is not required by MN DOT. As if January 1, 2017,
two drivers have
saved lives by successfully using the skills they learned in class!
We have been providing in person, hands-on Special Transportation
Driver Training to drivers for all providers since 2000 and have been
certified by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to teach all
four categories; Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance, both
and Wheelchair, First Aid and Maltreatment Awareness/Abuse Prevention.
Emergicare has been active in patient transportation and
training since 1973.
January 2018 Classes
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018: Defensive Driving, 6:00 PM,
Location: Driving Miss Daisy Transportation and Home Care, 1710 Douglas
Drive N, Golden Valley, MN,
Passenger Assistance-A (Ambulatory) & B
(Wheelchairs), 6:00 PM,
Location: North Memorial Health Ambulance Service,
4501 68th Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN (PAT-B Class runs late!)
First Aid, 6:00 PM, Location: Online-Password
will be given at first class night.
Jan. 17, 2018, 2017:
Abuse Prevention/Maltreatment Awareness, 6:00 PM
North Memorial Ambulance Service
still available as of Dec. 28th:
to register by e-mail.