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Marion County Ambulance District and University of Missouri EMS Education 

In 2019 Marion County Ambulance District and University of Missouri Health Care formed a partnership to bring high quality EMS education to Northeast Missouri. Students will have access to the most sophisticated equipment and state of the art clinical facilities without having to travel our of the region. ​Paramedics and EMTs have an expected job growth rate of 24% over the next seven years -- almost three times the average growth for other careers in the U.S. MU Health and MCAD are working together to provide a new EMS education program to help equip students, employees with the Marion County District and other emergency personnel in the region with education consisting of MU Health's course content and specialized equipment like highly-sophisticated simulator mannequins that can talk during life-saving training. Our mission is to provide an evolving and dynamic education and training program to new and existing EMS and Allied Healthcare Professionals that meets and exceeds the current standard of care. The EMT education program includes everything from basic EMT courses to PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Life Support) training. Marion County Ambulance District, in partnership with The University of Missouri Health Care EMS Institute accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

For more information about The University of Missouri Health Care EMS Institute click on MU web page.