The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) Paramedic program is accredited through 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); 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.
The Program was initially accredited in 2012 (CoAEMSP #600368) 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.
CoAEMSP standards require HCDFRS publicly report our Paramedic Program's student outcomes for national registry exams, retention, and positive placement.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088