FIRE DEPARTMENT: EMS TRAINING ACTIVITIES

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FIRE DEPARTMENT: EMS TRAINING ACTIVITIES

 

Problem Identification:
The region offers an array of EMS training resources that are underutilized by the Department.

Recommended Action:
Explore utilizing local educational institutions to meet the Department’s EMS training needs.

Classification:
Cost Savings, Organizational

Functional/Operational Area:
EMS

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
Not Determined

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Projected Implementation:
180 days

Next Steps:
Create an inventory of the Department’s EMS needs and develop a Request For Proposal (RFP) to which interested educational institutions can respond.

Analysis:
The following table depicts the EMS educational resources available within 30 minutes of downtown Baltimore. These training resources might provide a cost-effective alternative to providing similar service at the City’s Fire Academy. Additionally, the Department’s existing EMS training resources could be redeployed to other pressing training needs.

Educational Institution Fire Technology EMT EMT-P Certificate Associates Bachelors & Masters
Baltimore City Community College + + +
Community College of Baltimore County (Catonsville) + + +
Community College of Baltimore County (Essex) + + + +
Community College of Baltimore County (Continuing Education) +
Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold) + + + +
Howard Community College (Columbia) + + + +
University of Maryland Baltimore County + + + +
Baltimore County Fire Department Academy + +