Paramedic Program Information and Data


The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) Paramedic program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP); and 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.


The ALS Academic 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.