Emotional Trauma Life Support Course

Welcome to the Emotional Trauma Life Support™ course, or ETLS™. ETLS is unique and intuitive two day, sixteen hour “modular” training program designed to train Emergency Responders in how to deal with emotional trauma both in ourselves and our colleagues as well as in those we serve.


DHEC, South Carolina Emergency Medical Service Association, and the SC State Firefighters’ Association will be hosting two classes in August 2018.

Class Dates and Locations

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August 6 and 7, 2018     *SC Fire Academy     141 Monticello Trail, Columbia SC 

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August 11 and 12, 2018     **Clemson Nursing Building    607 Grove Road, Greenville, SC

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Course Cost and Limits 

The cost of the ETLS course is $100 per participant.

Each session is limited to 50 participants. 

In order to equally offer the courses, we must limit participation to only 4 from each agency or department.

Preference will be granted to South Carolina participants. 

*SC Fire Academy

The class at the Fire Academy will have lunch provided. Breakfast can be purchased for $6 per day onsite. Dorms are also available first come. The Dorms are $15 per night double occupancy and $30 single.  To schedule dorm rooms or be invoiced for breakfast, contact Gloria Evans directly. Gloria.evans@llr.sc.gov or 803-896-9859

**Greenville Hospital Class 

The class in Greenville is being hotsed by the Greenville Hospital System (GHS) at the Clemson Nursing Building (607 Grove Road, Greenville, SC) . There are several hotels of varying price range in the downtown Greenville area and outskirts to choose from for lodging. Lunch will be provided by GHS.