Have you ever wanted to learn more about the care, skills, and other services performed by modern paramedics? Have you ever wondered what the different types of EMS vehicles are used for? Are you considering a career in EMS?

The Wake County EMS Citizens Academy is held each fall. This free program hosts Wake County citizens high school age and up.  

The program consists of 5 unique sessions on the dates below.  It begins October 16 and runs one night a week for 5 consecutive weeks.  

Class Schedule

Tuesday October 16, 23, 30 7–9 p.m.
​​Tuesday ​November 6 ​7–9 p.m.
Thursday​ ​November 15 ​6:30–8:30 p.m.

You will learn about:

  • The different components of the Wake County EMS System
  • Hands-Only CPR and AED use (Automatic External Defibrillator)
  • Modern paramedic skills and training methods
  • How data and science incorporates into highly advanced levels of EMS medical care
  • Hands-On displays & demos of ambulances and specialty response units
  • Specialty services like Tactical Paramedics, Bike Team Paramedics, and Urban Search & Rescue Paramedics (USAR)
  • Tour the Raleigh-Wake 9-1-1 Center
  • The trend-setting Advanced Practice Paramedic program and future directions in Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH)
  • EMS billing and budget process

Wake County Emergency Services Training Center
221 S. Rogers Lane, Suite 160, Raleigh