What is a Paramedic? A paramedic is a highly trained medical responder who administers both basic and advanced life support care to sick and injured patients.
How do I become a Paramedic? The Paramedic Program at Mutual Aid Ambulance Service is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and is a 1000 hour course consisting of classroom, laboratory, clinical and field training. Graduates of the Paramedic Program who successfully complete the National Registry Paramedic written and practical exams receives a National Certification in addition to a Pennsylvania Paramedic certification.
When are classes offered? The Paramedic Program is offered annually from September until June. The class is offered Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and takes place in our Carl Metz Training Center located at our Greensburg headquarters.
Are there any potential career opportunities once you are a certified Paramedic? Graduates of the Paramedic Program are encouraged to apply for employment at Mutual Aid Ambulance Service. For more information about career employment opportunities please click here.