COVID-19: a conversation with CoAEMSP leadership

CoAEMSP has provided opportunities for programs and state offices of EMS to participate in conversation with leadership about the latest statement, and the recently released FAQs. Dr. George Hatch, Executive Director of the CoAEMSP, and several board members will facilitate the conversation. Watch the recorded webinars here.  

Specialized and Professional Accreditation: What should I know?

Programs of instruction beginning after January 1, 2013 must be accredited. Learn more. What you need to know when considering a career as a paramedic and evaluating programs for enrollment. Learn more. The school you want to attend may be accredited, but what about the EMS-Paramedic educational program itself? Watch the video “Specialized and Professional…

Video Explains Importance of Accreditation

The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) has produced a short video on the importance of accreditation. The video also includes a description of the difference between institutional and programmatic accreditation. ASPA is an association of organizations that evaluate the quality of programs in higher education for more than 100 different professions and specialized…

An opportunity for minority, low-income, and at-risk youth to become EMTs

The St. Paul Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy provides an opportunity for minority, low-income, and at-risk youth of St. Paul to be trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Tuition, textbooks, and uniforms are all provided by the Academy, and an hourly wage is typically included. The affiliated Ambulance Service provides invaluable work experience to Academy…