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Training and education is a focal point at RIGGS. We provide sophisticated continuing education to our employees and other medical professionals. We have a large catalog of continuing education classes that we offer to all health care providers. Our Education Department and Physician Medical Director apply a wealth of experience to the methodology of our training. All field and dispatch personnel are evaluated on a regular basis by our Education Coordinator.


We have reached thousands of people, providing useful knowledge about EMS, CPR, First-Aid, Automatic External Defibrillators, 9-1-1 Awareness, and much more. Our community relations programs are innovative as well. Programs such as our Explorer Post have been widely recognized by the local media. You will see many RIGGS personnel at most community events, fundraisers, and large-scale gatherings.


RIGGS is an active participant with the Merced County EMS Agency and our local high schools in bringing the very successful “Every Fifteen Minutes” program to high school juniors and seniors. This program has resulted in a measurable reduction in traffic-related tragedies in this age group and we are proud to be a part of the program. We not only give of our financial resources, we give of our time and energy.


Our Clinical Department is highly involved in ensuring our providers are performing at their best. To ensure this, RIGGS provides many educational opportunities in-house. We provide routine evaluations of all personnel to ensure compliance to current industry standards. 


We offer a full catalog of classes for all emergency responders and hospital personnel including:


·        (AHA) BLS Provider

·        (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support

·        (AHA) First Aid/CPR/AED

·        (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support

·        Advanced Medical Life Support

·        International Trauma Life Support                                            

·        Pediatric Education for the Prehospital Provider

·        Tactical Emergency Casualty Care / Law Enforcement Casualty Care

·        Core Disaster Life Support

·        Basic Disaster Life Support

·        Advanced Disaster Life Support

·        Various Prehospital Medicine and Disaster Management topics


The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational

course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

To reach our Education Department email: 
or call (209) 386-1964

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