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 in October and runs one night a week for 5 consecutive weeks.  

Plans for this year's Citizen's Academy are on hold due to Covid-19

Class Schedule 2020
Session 1: Thu, Oct 22
Session 2: Thu, Oct 29
Session 3: Thu, Nov 5
Session 4: Thu, Nov 12
Session 5: Thu, Nov 19

 Registration opens Summer 2020

You will learn about:

  • The different components of the Wake County EMS System
  • Hands-Only CPR and AED use (Automatic External Defibrillator)
  • Bleeding control
  • Modern paramedic skills and training methods
  • How we help fight the opioid epidemic
  • How data and science incorporates into highly advanced levels of EMS medical care
  • Hands-On displays & demos of ambulances and specialty response units
  • Disaster preparation like for Hurricane Florence
  • 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)

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