The University of Toledo Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Paramedic Program offers a one year (three semester) certificate program through the UT's College of Medicine and Life Sciences. The UT EMS/ Paramedic Education program partners with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department (TRFD) to train current Firefighters and EMT’s as entry-level Paramedics. The Program produces competent entry-level emergency medical responders in the area of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective/behavioral domains.
The EMS/Paramedic program operates through a contract with Toledo Fire and Rescue. UT collaborates with Instructors from TFRD, as well as, field preceptors currently working on TRFD/Lucas county Advanced Life Support transport units. *Individuals not directly affiliated with Toledo Fire and Rescue are unable to participate at this time in the program.
The successful completion of the coursework supports the application for the state of Ohio's EMS certificate.
The EMS/Paramedic Education program curriculum aligns with the State of Ohio Career Technical Credit Transfer (CTAGS). Students trained through UT's EMS/Paramedic Education program will receive college credit for coursework completed. EMS students have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree through University College.