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Paramedic Training Program

About the Program

Paramedics in training class

Tacoma Fire Department’s Paramedic Training Program has emerged as a model for fire-based paramedic training. Nationally accredited with CoAEMSP and CAAHEP, the program provides students with education and training of the highest quality. While in the classroom, and field and clinical sites, students are taught, coached and mentored by experienced firefighter/paramedics as well as subject matter expert physicians and nurses who demonstrate predictable excellence in the delivery of emergency services. Graduates of this program have a reputation in this community as highly trained, highly skilled, and highly experienced providers of advanced life support.

Directors

Program Director

Chris Rock, RN, MSN

(253) 591-5149

 

Medical Director

Ryan Gerecht, MD

Location

Paramedic Education Program

2124 Marshall Avenue

Tacoma, WA 98421

Additional Information

Class Capacity

12

 

Length

15 months

 

Award

Certificate

 

Pre-requisites

Applicants must be employed and sponsored by a career fire department that provides advanced life support and be a member in good standing with the IAFF. Applicants are also required to complete a college level Anatomy and Physiology course prior to the start of the program.

The Tacoma Fire Department Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone (727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

 

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

Phone (214) 703-8445

Fax (214) 703-8992

www.coaemsp.org

 

The paramedic program of the Tacoma Fire Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Class of 2016/2017

80%
Retention
100%
National Registry Written Exam Pass Rate
100%
National Registry Practical Exam Pass Rate
100%
Positive Placement Post Graduation

Class of 2014/2015

63%
Retention
100%
National Registry Written Exam Pass Rate
100%
National Registry Practical Exam Pass Rate
100%
Positive Placement Post Graduation