“With this outbreak going on, the best thing we can do is get more boots on the ground of people who are able to handle this high acuity of patient care with a really strong knowledge base.”
Lindsey, Medic One Trained Paramedic

In 2020, none of us expected that our lives would be upended by COVID-19, and our first responders have been significantly affected. It has been a challenging time for the Paramedic Training Program during this pandemic.

The incoming class is at maximum capacity of 24, with 11 more students enrolled than last year. EMS agencies around our region are facing a current and future staffing shortage of paramedics. With more paramedics retiring, there is an overwhelming need to have more new paramedics to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crises, in addition to other medical emergencies that threaten the lives of thousands each year.

That’s why your support now is so critically important.We must cover the cost of training more students this year—double the class size of last year—while meeting unforeseen expenses caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Every single gift, no matter the size, adds up to help!

Please take just five minutes to watch this personal message from our region’s paramedics to understand why they need you now more than ever, and, if you are able, please make a donation today.



Double your impact! Gifts of $250 or more, up to $50,000, will be matched.