Education

The Dickinson County EMS Association offers the following classes:
American Heart Association Courses
  • American Heart AssociationBasic Life Support
  • Heartsaver / First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogen
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • PEARS
  • HS/BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor Courses (New and Renewal)
  • Heartcode Skills Testing
Other Courses
  • NREMT Refresher Course
  • Rhythm Recognition and Pharmacology
  • Stop the Bleed
Don't see what you need? Call (712-336-2889) or email! We'll see what we can do!
Upcoming Classes
Our Instructors
  • Bruce Lee 
  • Carol Voss
  • Chad Klein 
  • Chris Yungbluth
  • Dan Sanders 
  • Deanne Garland
  • Dustin Hicks 
  • Jeff Messerole
  • Joe Hopkins 
  • Julie Theisen
  • Karen Pratt
  • Kat Sprague 
  • Leslie Hayenga-Adams
  • Mike Garland 
  • Nichole Duncan
  • Roxie Cother
  • Russ Bell 
  • Steve Hopkins
  • Steve Smith
Meet our Education Coordinator
Deanne Garland
My career in Emergency Medicine started with "a calling". In 1994 my husband and I endured the trial of a stillborn son, during this difficult time, we were greatly impacted by outstanding care and compassion of Healthcare providers. It was through this time that the Lord revealed to me, "my calling" to help others in their time of need. God instilled in me the interest and ability to become a Paramedic. 

I have had the privilege of providing competent and compassionate care to those in the Iowa Great Lakes and surrounding areas for a number of years. With that experience, I am passionate to share my knowledge with others, hence the desire to provide Education.

Training Experience/Education:
  • Critical Care Endorsement (2017) Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Paramedic Program (1997-1998) University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • EMT Training (1996) NW Iowa Community College
My Professional Experience:
  • Critical Care Paramedic -Avera Holy Family (2019-Present)
  • Estherville Ambulance (2019-Present)
  • Education Coordinator- Lakes Regional Healthcare (2008-2020)
  • Paramedic (Critical Care - 2017)- Lakes Regional Healthcare (1999-2020)
  • Paramedic - Spencer Hospital ( 1999-2001)
  • EMT- Ocheyedan Ambulance (1996-1999)
Certification / License:
  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • NREMT Paramedic
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor
  • CPI Certified Instructor
  • AHA Training Center Faculty
  • Rhythm Recognition/Pharmacology Instructor
  • Core Instructor Certification
  • FISDAP Preceptor
  • PHTLS Certification
  • AMLS Certification
  • HAZMAT Operations Level Certification
  • NIMS 100, 200, and 700 Certification
Contact Deanne