EMS Education Department

UH Parma Medical Center's EMS Education Department has produced professionally trained, high-caliber Paramedics and EMT-Basics since 1983. The faculty consists of 15 nationally registered Paramedics, who are currently active full-time in the field of paramedicine as well as firefighting.  

The EMS Education Department graduates more than 100 students each year. Educational opportunities include:

  • Paramedic Training – Classes are 12 months long and begin in January & September.
  • EMT-Basic Training – Classes run for 14 weeks and are offered in Winter, Spring & Fall.
  • EMT-Basic Education Evening Course – held every Winter & Fall.
  • Paramedic Refresher Class
  • EMT-Basic Refresher Class

Basic EMT and Paramedic classes are now being offered in day and evening class sessions for your convenience. Basic EMT classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the morning from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and in the evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Paramedic classes for the January course are held on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Friday in the morning from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Paramedic classes beginning in September are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For the full Summer 2014 EMT and Paramedic Class Schedule click here.   

Also an approved training center by the American Heart Association for instructor and provider classes in:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Instructor courses in BLS,ACLS, PALS and ITLS
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Contact us

For more information, contact Joe Toth, NREMT-P at 440-743-4970, or e-mail:

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