Paramedic Program Information and Data

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services paramedic program is a comprehensive paramedic education program that stresses in-depth classroom study, a kinesthetic and context-based approach to learning, and achieving independent clinical competence.  The program was started in 2004, and continues to be a valuable asset to the department today.

The Program was initially accredited in 2012 and has maintained continuous accreditation to this date with guidance from the HCDFRS Administration, Instruction Staff, Office of the Medical Director, and the Program Advisory Board.

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

727-210-2350

www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:

214-703-8445

www.coaemsp.org

Additionally, the paramedic program is approved as a Maryland EMS Educational Program by the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board upon the recommendation of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.

CoAEMSP standards require HCDFRS publicly report our Paramedic program's student outcomes for national registry exams, retention, and positive placement.

2017: No graduating cohort for 2017; No outcomes for calendar year 2017

2018: No graduating cohort for 2018; No outcomes for calendar year 2018

2019: No graduating cohort for 2019; No outcomes for calendar year 2019

2020:

National Registry written exam            100%

Retention throughout program              82%

Positive job placement                          100%

For additional information please contact:

Donald L. Weigel, NR-P, BA

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services

Bureau of Education & Training

2200 Scott Wheeler Drive, 2nd Floor

Marriottsville, Maryland  21104

O: (410) 313-1115

F:  (410) 313-1322

[email protected]

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