The MedStar Citizen EMS Academy is an interactive forum for residents of the MedStar service area to learn about the functions and operation of MedStar and the practice of EMS.


The Citizen EMS Academy is a 6-week course (one session per week), that explores what it takes to provide high quality emergency medical service to more than 930,000 residents in MedStar's servce area. Participants will learn how 9-1-1 medical calls are triaged and dispatched, see demonstrations of equipment and procedures used by EMS crews in the field and be trained in the latest "hands-only" chest compression CPR technique.


The Academy also includes a “ride-along” with an ambulance crew and observations "plugged in" to our communications center.  


Space is limited to twelve students per Academy. There is no charge to attend. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in the MedStar service area.


Academy Class Schedule

 Class 1 - Introduction to MedStar

    • Tour, System Overview & History 
    • Operational Snapshot & Accountability
    • Life on the Street, the people who come when you call


 Class 2 - EMS Starts Here

    • Emergency Medical Dispatch Overview & System Status Management
    • Life on the Line, the people who answer when you call 911 
    • Tools of the Trade


Class 3 - First Aid Basics, Chest Compressions / AED

    • First Aid Basics & the Heimlich maneuver
    • Chest Compression  & AED training


Classes 4 & 5 - Plug in and Ride out

    • ½ class in Communications Center
    • ½ Class on ambulance ride-outs








Upcoming Academy Sessions


2017 Citizen's Academy



Spring Class Enrollment Now Open




Tuesday Evenings


April 4th - May 9th, 2017 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


MedStar Training Academy


2900 Alta Mere Drive


Fort Worth, Texas  7611




The class is free, but space is limited! 




Please complete the form below if you would like to join the class.




**Minimum course enrollment is 12 participants.


If minimum enrollment is not met, applicants will be notified by April 1st, 2017.**