MedStar Citizen’s EMS Academy

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.  

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