The Prince William County Fire and Rescue System offers exceptional additional EMS training opportunities to its members for both initial and continued education. Prince William County has a state approved competency based EMT program available to volunteers and career recruits. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT Examination to obtain national and state certification.
Prince William County has one of two fire-based paramedic programs to be awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This allows the System to offer the opportunity to take an intensive 49-week Paramedic program in-house. Providers must be an EMT for two years to be eligible for the opportunity to participate in the Paramedic program. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Registry paramedic examination to obtain national and state certifications.
THE TRAINING FACILITY
The Prince William County Public Safety Training Center, located in Nokesville, Virginia, provides state of the art training for career and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and paramedics in one of the most progressive combination fire and rescue departments in the country. The Training Center conducts basic training, advanced training, and emergency medical services (EMS) training.
In addition to the paramedic program, the System offers all required CMEs for ALS and BLS providers in-house as training opportunities.
Regular use of high-fidelity simulators
In-situation ambulance scenarios
Assistance for internship experience for any FRS member