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EMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Emergency Medical Services Dept.

What is Emergency Medical Services?
I understand there are three levels of EMS providers. What is the difference between the levels of providers?
What is the first step to getting into the paramedic program?
Do I need to apply to the EMS program to take the EMT-B (EMS 101) course?
I have heard that to become a Maryland EMT-B I must become affiliated with a fire company. Is this true and how would I go about doing this?
What are the prerequisites for the program?
When are the programs offered and how long will it take?
How many candidates are accepted into the programs?
Is there financial aid available?
Do I need to be a Maryland EMT-B before entering the EMT-I and Paramedic courses?
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