Birmingham Regional Emergency
Medical Services System

Education & Training Services

Education & Training Options


BREMSS facilitates and provides quality education to EMS providers and agencies. We are tasked with the coordination of EMS services for Central Alabama including:

Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston Counties.

The ADPH Office of EMS has authorized BREMSS to approve education within our region as well as facilitate and oversee courses. Courses approvals include: 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses
Emergency Vehicle Operator Courses (EVOC)
Emergency Medical Responder Courses (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician Courses (EMT)
Advanced EMT Courses (AEMT)


The BREMSS AHA Training Center is an officially established Training Center authorized by the American Heart Association to conduct both Instructor and Provider Training Courses for ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS, and Heartsaver Courses for CPR, AED training, and First Aid.

We are also one of the largest American Heart Association Training Centers in Alabama with over 800 BLS Instructors, 150 ACLS Instructors, and 120 PALS Instructors in EMS agencies, hospitals, clinics, K-12 school systems, post-secondary schools, and public/private enterprises.  

BREMSS is one of the largest AHA Training Centers in Alabama. Our services include Hands-On Instruction,  HeartCode Skills Testing, and Instructor Training.


BREMSS coordinates multiple Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses each year to train practicing physicians and incoming residents as well as other licensed healthcare providers.

BREMSS offers several Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses each year: 2-day Provider courses, 1-day Refresher courses, and 1.5-day Instructor courses. 

A Refresher course is for individuals that have a current ATLS card that is within six (6) months of expiring (you can renew up to 6 months prior to the expiration date or up to 6 months after the expiration date). If you are unsure of your expiration date, please contact us before registering for a course so we may direct you to the correct course.


Alabama EMS Challenge is a free continuing education opportunity for EMS providers in the Greater Birmingham Area. 


The goal for EVOC is to ensure, to the best of its ability, that appropriate ambulances are operated timely, adequately, and safely when transporting patients during their times of need. Emergency medical services have an obligation to serve the sick and injured while maintaining the safety of the public.

In addition to the approval of field based EVOC courses, BREMSS offers the EVOC Module A course in an elearning format and conducts EVOC Instructor training. 

Advanced Burn Life Support

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) programs provide knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24-hours post injury. ABLS programs also support emergency preparedness and mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients, and patient treatment.

BREMSS hosts the ABLS course in conjunction with the UAB Division of Acute Care Surgery.