There are EMT training programs all over the state of Maryland 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 Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical System (MIEMSS), 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 Maryland. 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. Out of state workers may substitute the NREMT under reciprocity agreements. Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and state licensed training course.

The Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical System (MIEMSS) can be found at:

653 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 1-800-762-7157