Emergency Services Training

for central Minnesota communities

Serving those who serve

Sometimes we don’t realize how much effort goes into keeping us safe. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency responders need regular, high-quality training to maintain top-notch service. Sourcewell offers a variety of programs—all free or discounted for members in the five-county service area—to better prepare emergency workers with new techniques and technology.

Programs include links to nongovernment sites.

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Driving programs for public safety

See how regional public safety personnel are benefiting from no cost access to MHSRC's training facilities.

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  • LMC Patrol

    To help reduce losses related to police liability, eligible central Minnesota members receive free access to the PATROL (Peace officer Accredited TRaining OnLine) portal. The tools is made available through the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT).

    For more information, visit the LMC PATROL website.

  • Minnesota Highway Safety Research Center (MHSRC)

    Access local training facilities at no cost. Through a partnership with the MN Highway Safety Research Center, public agencies can access these facilities for departmental training.

    Sourcewell covers 100% of facility fee for eligible central Minnesota agencies.

  • Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Institute for Credible Leadership Development (ICLD)

    Sourcewell partners with the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association to cover registration costs for regional members to access ICLD. This online learning system offers a comprehensive introduction to leadership, ethics, character, supervision, communication, and self-development. There are 40 different POST certified courses, for nearly 200 hours of training.

    To learn more, contact Ann Jarrett at ajarrett@mnsheriffs.org or 651-451-7216, ext. 8.

  • Fire Training

    Sourcewell partners with Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) to fund local firefighter training. The partnership pool reimburses local fire departments for classes/instructors on the MBFTE-approved class list. Each entity is entitled to a per firefighter rate, and can access funds by completing the reimbursement form at mbfte.org.

  • EMS Training

    Sourcewell reimburses participating agencies in central Minnesota for completed training approved by the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). Approved trainings include initial and refresher courses on CPR/AED, Basic First Aid, EMR, and EMT.

    Reimbursement rates:

    • $225/individual/year for law enforcement, EMS & related staff
    • $70/individual/year for most public employees (public health, social workers, public works, dispatchers, and other employees if pertinent to their job duties) 

    Reimbursement reference documents:

    Validator contact:
    Amy Piekarski at amy.piekarski@sourcewell-mn.gov or 218-895-4157


Contact us at community@sourcewell-mn.gov or 888-894-1930.

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Your community counts on you. Count on us to offer professional development/training, services, and support to help your entity work more efficiently and effectively. 

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