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
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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
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