What is a Paramedic?

Paramedics, represent the highest level of EMT, and in general, the highest level of prehospital medical provider, though some areas utilize physicians as providers on air ambulances or as a ground provider. Paramedics perform a variety of medical procedures such as endotracheal intubation, fluid resuscitation, drug administration, obtaining intravenous access, cardiac monitoring (continuous and 12-lead), cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, cricothyrotomy, manual defibrillation, chest needle decompression, and other advanced procedures and assessments. Also, paramedics have an in depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

A Paramedic course is typically 1,800-2,000 hours and several hundred hours of field and hospital clinical time. A written, oral, and psychomotor examination must be completed to obtain your NREMT Paramedic certification.

In order to maintain your Paramedic certification you must complete 60 hours of continuing education every 2 years.


Current WFAC Paramedics

Shane Wheeler
Adam Gillispie
Katie King
Eric Cash
Mike Arbaugh
Matthew Cowherd
Gary Critzer
Victoria Green
George Maupin
Tracey Berry
Jeremiah Fish
Paul Goulart 
Jeremy Green
Bernard Hewitt
Kenny Hyden
Jeremy Wampler
Josh Wimer