Harford County EMS Training

Harford County EMS Training Your direct link to the Harford County ALS training committee. Keep up to date on training opportunities upcoming directly on this site.

Operating as usual


Additional ALS Skills Dates have been added:
November 11th and 16th
December 7th and 14th (12/8 has been cancelled)

***If you have completed the MFRI ALS refresher, please bring your skills log with you.***

ALS 4TH QUARTER SKILLS....reminder if you recert in 2020 you MUST attend a skills session this year.  Sessions will begi...

ALS 4TH QUARTER SKILLS....reminder if you recert in 2020 you MUST attend a skills session this year. Sessions will begin in October 2019 and run through March 2020. It is recommended that you do not wait until March incase of cancellations due to bad weather. No letters from other jurisdictions will be accepted. If you attend a MFRI ALS refresher you will only be required to successfully complete a mega code with Dr Fountain our new Medical Director. You will be required to bring a copy of the MFRI skills sheet as proof of your attendance. If you fail to attend skills you will not be allowed to function in Harford County and HC will not be able to confirm your attendance for recertification. Keep an eye out for dates and an Eventbright link to be posted in the near future.



Do you know where to go in a crisis? The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center opens TODAY! The Mobile Crisis Team and Crisis Hotline (800-NEXT-STEP) are 24/7 and fully operational. The Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic will operate 7 am-7 pm, seven days a week. We will transition to 24/7 coverage in July when we are fully staffed.



Being prepared for the worst is critical in today's world. We are currently registering for the second session in a series of Active Assailant Awareness Seminars.

The seminars are designed to provide community members with response options in the event they are confronted with an active shooter emergency.

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC - Registration is Required

Something to keep in mind to pass on to patients...family or friends who may need help.

Something to keep in mind to pass on to patients...family or friends who may need help.


Per Harford County DES...HAZMAT Awareness May 13th and EVOC May 14th thru 17th. Both will be day classes. If interested please contact Pat Campbell at [email protected]


Crisis K-9 Training at Abingdon Fire Company. May 21st 7pm 3306 Abingdon Road. Open to all county providers and police. Dogs are not allowed to attend due to the nature of the training.


First Friday topics for May 3rd: Measles epidemic, Mustafa's Cardiac series, and FEMA presentation. 1730 in the Chesapeake Room @ UCMC


2019 protocol update is now available on MIEMSS website. Be sure complete the update and submit a copy to your EMS officer.

All providers: check out the latest and greatest in stroke care from UCMC Stroke Coordinator Erin Brown at Harford Count...
Stroke Class for Harford County EMS Providers

All providers: check out the latest and greatest in stroke care from UCMC Stroke Coordinator Erin Brown at Harford County DES on Sat, Aug 25 9a-1p. Emergent stroke care is rapidly evolving based on new research...don’t miss out!

Please sign up below using Eventbrite link (open til 8/22).

Email me if questions - [email protected].

Please see attached Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stroke-class-for-harford-county-ems-providers-tickets-47821213537

Description of Comprehensive, Primary, and Acute Stroke Ready hospital designations. Upper Chesapeake Primary Stroke Center explanation Stroke Rates by County in Maryland Types of Strokes Anatomy and Appearance New EMS tools Community Education EMS in chain of survival Imaging Treatment Options Rece...


ALS Providers - Upcoming ALS Skills Nov/Dec dates:


Nov 19 11am (Sunday)
Nov 28 6pm

Dec 22 6pm

More dates to follow in Jan, Feb, Mar 2018...

Email Val Glassman to register [email protected]


Harford/Cecil EMS - We need your help eating crabs (and hear and great talk while eating)!

The UCMC Emergency Symposium is Next Fri, 7/14 6-11:30pm at Richlin Ballroom. There are RSVP sheets at all stations. If you already RSVPed at your station, thank you...

If you can't make it to your station by 7/8 or have not already registered at your station - then register directly here:

Call 1-800-515-0044 or email [email protected] to register

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos

Great training that is also close...https://www.facebook.com/CCBCParamedic/posts/1834760626776345:0

Great training that is also close...



Come listen to renowned 12-Lead ECG author and presenter TIM PHALEN presented by the Community College of Baltimore County Emergency Medical Technology program and the PhysioControl Corporation. This event is FREE, but seats are limited and preregistration is required.


Tim Phalen has been presenting 12-lead education to EMS audiences for over a decade. To date more than 25,000 EMS providers have attended one of his programs. He also is the author of “The 12-lead ECG in Acute Myocardial Infarction”, published by Mosby. Both his programs and his book are known for the easy to understand manner in which information is presented.


ALS 4th Quarter Skills cancelled for March 15th 1800.
Last skills session March 25th 1400 DES.
Check your county email to RSVP.


Harford County ALS Skills March dates:

3/8, 3/9, 3/15 at 1800 hrs
3/25 at 1400 hrs

All sessions held at Harford Co DES. These will be the last sessions offered before the deadline at end of March. Please check your fire company email for signup info or to let training officer know if any conflicts. Thanks!


Harford County ALS Skills - February Dates

Feb 2, 17, 27 - all sessions start at 1800 hrs, at Harford Co DES

Check your fire dept email account for further details.

March dates to follow.


IO Refresher and Placement

November 28th 1900 at Co 10

December 4th 1900 at Co 59

December 6th 1900 at Co 13

These drill are open to all providers


Per Dr. T Chizmar

Use the LAMS Score for any acute stroke patient within a 3.5 hour time window since the person was last known normal. An acute stroke patient is any patient with a sudden loss of (or decrease in) strength, sensation, ability to speak or walk, especially if the Cincinnati Stroke Scale is positive/abnormal. These patients may be candidates for a medication called TPA within a narrow time frame.
The LAMS Score is also in MD protocol books but for refresher (total of each category below is the LAMS Score, a total score of 4 or greater may need emergent vascular procedure):
1. Facial droop -- Absent (no droop) - 0 points; Present (has a droop) -1 point
2. Arm drift -- Absent (no drift) - 0 points; Drifts down (slowly) - 1 point; Falls Rapidly down - 2 points
3. Grip strength -- Normal - 0 points; Weak grip - 1 point; No grip - 2 points

FROM UCMC Stroke Coordinator:

1. Getting the phone number for the patient's family is critical, or better yet, bring them to the hospital. In some cases, the patient is not able to provide consent or give history.

2. Audit results for the LAMS score being provided by EMS. Here is what we have so far. Not bad for just starting this in July 2016. Our goal is to get 90% by the end of the year.

Total n 3Q2016
UCMC 45 55%
HMH 20 45%

3. We have been seeing an improvement in the accuracy of the Last Time Known Normal.
4. Just FYI: UCH compliance with Door to tPA time. Thanks to EMS for the pre-notification and Delivery right to CT.


ALS SKILLS EVALUATIONS October 14th 1800 cancelled due to lack of providers signed up. Please check remaining dates for availability. OCTOBER 21st is filling quickly.


4th Quarter Skills Evaluations are cancelled for Saturday October 8th due to no enrollment.


Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps invites you to attend

Point of impact non escalation, de-escalation and crisis intervention tactics

October 20th 2016. 1900 to 2100
RSVP required
Maryann Baublitz. [email protected]


4th Quarter Skills

8th 1100
14th 1800
21st 1800

5th 0900
16th 1800

15th. 1800

18th. 1800

All sessions will be located in the DES training room. As always this is mandatory for all ALS providers of Harford County. Evaluations have been adjusted to an every other year evaluation depending upon your renewal date. If you renew in March of 2017 you must attend one of the posted dates. Letters from other jurisdictions will not be excepted.

Please respond to your EMS Chief so they may notify the Training Coordinator or sign up through Eventbright link coming soon.



Topics in EMS- fall 2016

Monday November 28 2016

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0730 to 1600

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Maryland EMTs: Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Maryland EMS for children are currently conducting a pilot test for the PDTree Prehospital Pediatric Destination Decision Tree. We need 20 more EMTs to take our pilot test via SurveyMonkey. You will be compensated for your time (40-60 mins) with a $40 Amazon or Target gift card. If you have any questions please contact myself or Dr. Anders. Thank you in advance! -- This is an invitation to participate in a short survey about how EMS providers choose a transport destination for pediatric patients and to test a new decision support tool to help providers make destination choices without online medical consultation. We need to know your opinions, and to thank you for helping us, you will receive a $40 Target gift card! On behalf of the Maryland EMS for Children, I invite you to participate in this survey. We want to learn more about how Maryland prehospital providers feel about your important role in choosing the right destination for pediatric patients. This survey is part of an ongoing research project to develop the PDTree (Pediatric Decision Tree). The principal investigator of this study is Dr. Jennifer Anders. This study has been approved by the Johns Hopkins Medicine IRB as study number IRB00107565. Your choice to complete this survey is entirely voluntary and anonymous. If you wish to quit the survey at any point, there is a box in the upper right corner labeled "Exit Survey Now". Your completion of this survey will serve as your consent to be in this research study. The entire survey should take about 60 minutes to complete. You can start the online survey by clicking on this link or cut and paste it to the URL window in your internet browser. We know your time is important and as a thank you for completing this survey, you can opt to provide your contact information and we will send you a 40-dollar gift card. Your survey answers will not be linked to your name. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, or would like more information about any of the topics discussed, please contact the study principal investigator, Dr. Jennifer Anders by email ([email protected]) , by phone (410)955-6143 or you can contact the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Board at [email protected] or 410-955-3008.