There are paramedic training programs all over the state of Maine which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers. These training courses are regulated by the Maine Emegency Medical Services division of the Office of Public Health, which is also in charge of all emergency medical technicians and paramedics. EMTs and Paramedics across the state are comprised of a number of paid and volunteer positions.

There are three levels of emergency medical technician / paramedic in Maine. In order to become a full paramedic, one must have already been approved as an EMT B (basic) or EMT I. This requires being at least eighteen years of age, a high school diploma or GED, and passage of a special state mandated and developed practical exam. The practical will test your expertise in field medicine. Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and state licensed training course.

The Maine Board of Emergency Medical Services can be found at:

Maine Emergency Medical Services
Department of Public Safety
45 Commerce Drive Suite 1
152 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0152
Voice: (207) 626-3860
Fax: (207) 287-6251
http://www.maine.gov/dps/ems/applications_forms.html