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ICS 400

Mar 27,2019 - Mar 28,2019    Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board-Metro Region EMS System is privileged to host an ICS 400 training session March 27-28, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday, 0800-1630).

Students will add to their knowledge base a sound understanding of ICS (NIMS).

Per National Incident Management System (NIMS) standards, ICS 400 is required for persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, or multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.

*Prerequisites: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command; IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; ICS700-An Introduction to National Incident Management    System (NIMS); ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction; and ICS-300.

If you have not completed these IS prerequisites, Independent Study (IS) Courses may be taken on-line at the Emergency Management Institute URL:

*All students MUST have a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID)

*To register for a FEMA-SID, go to:

 This class is a full two-day training session.

                     When:    March 27-28, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday) 0800-1630
                     Where:  Maple Grove Fire Department, Station #2
                                    13450 Maple Knoll Way
                                    Maple Grove, MN 55369




Maple Grove Fire Department, Station #2
13450 Maple Knoll Way
Maple Grove, 55369

Event Fees:

ICS 400 $ 0.00
ICS 300 $ 0.00


Apr 5,2019 -     Time: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The first thirty minutes can be a critical time to evacuate the injured and save lives. Using the most advanced techniques in medical, tactical and rapid incident management, this 1½ day training will give participants the practical skills needed to respond to hostile events including post blast and active shooter incidents.

Target Audience: Limited to a multidisciplinary group of Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement responders from organizations and jurisdictions within Minnesota with preference to those from the adjoining HSEM Regions. •

Leadership and trainers from the area who may be involved in or planning for the response to an event that involves post blast explosives or an active shooter event. Instructors: Regional experts from the Military, SWAT, Emergency Management, Bomb Squad, Police, Fire/Rescue and EMS.


Grace Church
9301 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, 55347

Event Fees:

Eden Prairie Didactic $ 0.00


May 1,2019 -     Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Services Board-Metro Region EMS System is happy to announce that the National Academy of Ambulance Coding’s Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) class that was cancelled has been rescheduled for May 1, 2019.


The CADS class is a 7-8-hour course (just one full day) and we have at least 50 seats each day.

By the way, at NO COST to the students or their agency and we will even provide snacks, beverages, and lunch!

This class is intended for EMS providers from the metro region only.


Online class registration will begin February 19th at 

Outside-the-metro providers will be able to register for any unfilled seats beginning February April 24, 2019.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019   0830-1630

 Woodbury Public Safety

2100 Radio Drive

Woodbury, MN


So why a class on EMS clinical documentation?

Kuhn, et al (2015) concluded “clinical documentation was developed to track a patient's condition and communicate the author's actions and thoughts to other members of the care team. Over time, other stakeholders have placed additional requirements on the clinical documentation process for purposes other than direct care of the patient. More recently, new information technologies, such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, have led to further changes in the clinical documentation process. Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities; new challenges; and, in the eyes of some, an increase in inappropriate or even fraudulent documentation.”

Complete and accurate EMS patient record documentation fosters quality and continuity of care.

A recent CADS student from the metro region stated, “While the content of the course is well in line with the materials that we have been teaching, I believe the legitimacy of a well renowned national training group from outside MN and the quality of the course material creates a high level of motivation to improve documentation performance. The course also provides a solid platform for the QA committee members to conduct their reviews.  The class covers documentation framework, fundamentals, special situations, narrative improvement, CMS compliance, medical necessity and signature requirements all designed to protect providers and agencies (including medical directors).”


All metro EMS providers are encouraged to attend!


Excellence in EMS documentation nurtures a means of communication between providers and between providers and patients about health status, treatment, planning, and delivery of care. Likewise, improved EMS documentation and narrative skills enhance the quality of clinical data used for process improvement (improved outcomes), research, and even risk management initiatives.

The Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) training is also for ambulance billing personnel - anyone involved in the ambulance revenue cycle.

CADS certification is recommended for billing office supervisors and managers, compliance officers, QA coordinators and upper level management in an ambulance service, billing company or any other entity involved in ambulance billing or reimbursement.   

Such as those involved in:

  • Reviewing patient care reports
  • QA/performance improvement
  • Research
  • Selecting procedure codes, diagnosis/condition codes and modifiers
  • Filing ambulance claims
  • Payment, follow-up, appeals and review processes
  • Internal claims auditing


Woodbury Public Safety
2100 Radio Drive
Woodbury, 55125

Event Fees:

EMS Documentation Specialist Class $ 0.00