Advanced Disaster Life Support Course July 28-29

Advanced Disaster Life Support

June 28th & 29th, 2018 at MFRI Headquarters.

To register contact Chris Hyzer at MIEMSS

410-706-0881 or CHYZER@MIEMSS.ORG


Course Length: 16 Hours 

Prerequisite(s): EMS 226: Basic Disaster Life Support 

Course Objective: To provide health care providers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to recognize and manage "all-hazards" threats (nuclear, biological, chemical, explosive, and natural disasters). 

Course Description: The Advanced Disaster Life Support Course is an advanced practicum of the principles introduced in Basic Disaster Life Support. Major topics covered in this course include MASS Triage, community and hospital disaster planning; media and communications during disasters; and mass fatality management. In addition, small group interactive sessions allow students to work through a series of difficult questions of disaster management in a tabletop format. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and team-based practical exercises. 

Successful Completion: Students must attend all course sessions and demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills exercises. Successful completion of the course provides certification in ADLS. To maintain these credentials, renewal training is required every three years. 

Continuing Education: The continuing education hours are approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS),, and the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS),, and are recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Continuing education for nurses, physicians, and other allied health professionals is also available. 

Note: There may be costs associated with hosting/attending this course. Please see course specific information provided in the Course Schedule on the MFRI website,