Emergency Medical Services (EMSP) is a dynamic field in the health care delivery system and part of an innovative effort to improve the quality of emergency health care services throughout the nation. As a result of this effort, new career fields have been created and many new opportunities exist for those involved in the administration and operation of EMS systems. EMS activities are relevant to ambulance providers, fire rescue services, hospitals, industrial health services, and military and volunteer organizations.
Legal residents of Maryland can enroll in this program at the in-county tuition rate (subject to change); however, this program does not entitle out-of-county students to in-county admissions benefits.
Steps to Apply to the EMS Program
EMT Basic Training (EMSP-106 & EMSP-107) provides basic emergency medical care training to personnel who care for the sick or injured with an ambulance service. The training focuses on control of the emergency scene, patient assessment, and management of patients in the fields or in an ambulance. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the state certification exam administered by MIEMSS and for national certification through the National Registry of EMTs. A person is not considered an EMT-B, however, unless affiliated with an organization with a medical director.
Some examples of places with medical directors are: hospitals, private ambulance companies, volunteer fire units, fire and rescue organizations and clinics. Passing the exam alone does not "certify" an individual as an EMT-B; it gives students the right to affiliate with an organization and work as an EMT-B. Some community colleges do offer the EMT-B course. In addition, local fire departments, such as Howard County Fire and Rescue (HCFR), offer training.
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