Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program provides students with skills necessary to respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to critically ill or injured persons and transport patients to a medical facility. The training program is a one-year course that includes classroom and hands-on education. Students receiving instruction in anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, treatment, and care.


Emergency Medical Services

# 24086 & 24086

Level: CP

Open to: Grades 10, 11 & 12 Grade 10 with Instructor permission)

Credit: 4

Prerequisite: Must be 16 years of age prior to January 1st. Appropriate reading, writing, and math skills for college-level coursework and interest in the field of medicine.

BHS Graduation Standards: Science & Health credit

Eligible for Concurrent Enrollment: SMCC

Description: The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program provides students with skills necessary to respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to critically ill or injured persons and transport patients to a medical facility. The EMT training program is a one-year course that includes classroom and hands-on education. Students receive instruction in anatomy and physiology and patient assessment. Extensive reading and written work is required. Upon completion of the course the student will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT written and skills exams. Successful completion of those exams will gain the student National Registry certification as an EMT Basic and make the student eligible to obtain licensure as a Maine EMT-B.

Sonja Nielsen

snielsen@biddefordschools.me

Emergency Medical Services Instructor

Ms Nielsen started her EMS career in High School, much like her current students. She has been in EMS for a little over 25 years now and enjoys her job as a Paramedic tremendously. She has been a Paramedic for over 5 years. After the "doing" part of EMS, she considers herself very fortunate to now "teach" the skills necessary to the next generation of EMS providers. She works as a Paramedic for the towns of Newfield, Limerick and Sebago. Outside her work, she enjoys spending time with her very supportive family. This is her first year teaching at the Biddeford Regional Center of Technlogy and she confesses to loving every minute of it.