- Paramedic Program
- Certification Courses
I was born and raised in New England. I grew up in North Reading and I’m now in Topsfield, MA. My late grandfather was an Air Force gunner and his story really encouraged me to do something out of the ordinary with my life. I graduated from Masconomet Regional High School and worked in retail for a time before enrolling in Fire Science courses at North Shore Community College. Becoming a firefighter was immediately my passion, and I became an EMT shortly thereafter.
The town of Topsfield hired me as a Call Firefighter in 2013. Captain Jen Collins Brown of Topsfield Fire really inspired me in my role, and I soon realized that I could combine my interests and work to become a paramedic firefighter. I went on to work for Northeast Regional Ambulance in Beverly, MA. I really love it there, and am continuing to work part-time throughout my paramedic training.
I chose Pro EMS Center for MEDICS because of its outstanding reputation. The more I researched it, the more I fell in love. It is the most in-depth, intensive program around, offering a great assortment of hands-on learning opportunities including simulation labs, outstanding clinical rotations, and extensive ride time.
The instructors and my classmates are amazingly supportive and dedicated. They push you to be your absolute best, and I am confident that I am being well-trained for my career as a paramedic firefighter. The program is tough and students need to be ready to work hard, but the instructors are incredible and the relationships I am building are amazing. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything!
“This is my passion. Pro EMS Center for MEDICS has been everything I wanted it to be. It is helping me reach my goals and make my dreams a reality.”
The opportunities for hands-on, in-depth learning are tremendous. My clinical rotation at The Cambridge Hospital taught me so many valuable skills, especially the importance of patience and communication. I improved my ability to interact with patients, and really saw how teamwork is the lynchpin of great patient care.
When I made it to my ride time, I was so excited to finally be able to practice all of my skills, solidifying the knowledge and information I have worked so hard to learn. Opportunities to be in the field are irreplaceable, and they one of the most exciting and satisfying things about the Pro EMS Center for MEDICS program.
When I finish the Pro EMS Center for MEDICS program and pass the national registry exam, I would like to work full-time at Northeast Regional Ambulance Service as a paramedic while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management. Hopefully I will be able to move from there into a full-time role as a paramedic firefighter. I couldn’t be happier in my career in paramedicine. Loving your job is the best way to work!