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Welcome to Maryland Resuscitation Academy. Improving survival from cardiac arrest. 

We help EMS supervisors, dispatchers, and EMS field personnel improve cardiac arrest survival in the communities they serve. Join the leaders from Maryland’s EMS community for a course that will transform the way your EMS system manages cardiac arrests. 

The Maryland RA Spring 2016

Two-day Resuscitation Academy



When:           Thursday and Friday June 2nd & 3rd 2016


Where:          Howard County Public Safety Training Center

                        Marriottsville, Maryland

Who:             Medical Directors, EMS supervisors, Fire/EMS Chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels, and hospital staffs across the state of Maryland and surrounding regions


Through your attendance, you can expect to increase your understanding of the interventions important to pre-hospital cardiac arrest survival and learn to implement ways to track and improve survival rates in your own community.

 Topics to be covered:

  • Factors that determine cardiac arrest survival

  • The science behind CPR and current resuscitation practices

  • Best practices from regional EMS agencies

  • Maintaining a cardiac arrest registry

  • Providing cardiac arrest QA and QI to EMS field providers

  • Telephone-assisted Dispatch CPR

  • High-performance CPR train-the-trainer practical session

 The Maryland Resuscitation Academy (RA) along with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) is pleased to announce our 2016 two-day Maryland RA will be held Thursday and Friday June 2-3, at Howard County’s Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville, MD.  The Maryland RA is a two-day, intensive course dedicated to improving survival rates of patients suffering pre-hospital cardiac arrest, and is suitable for EMS supervisors, medical directors, Fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels and hospital staffs across the state of Maryland and surrounding regions.  Based on the curriculum of the world-renowned Resuscitation Academy in Seattle WA, the Maryland RA is co-sponsored by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and MIMESS.

**Tuition is complimentary, and conference costs are generously covered by our sponsors. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 20, 2016.  Click here for the application form or visit us online at www.ramaryland.org.  Each person wishing to attend must complete a separate application form.  For questions about the Maryland RA or the application, feel free to email us at RAmaryland@hcdfrs.org. 



The Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has modeled Seattle and King County Washington’s cardiac care methods to study and measure survival from cardiac arrest. After forming a strong relationship with the Resuscitation Academy in Seattle, Washington, HCDFRS implemented what was learned from Seattle and King County EMS to improve survival from Cardiac Arrest in Howard County. Encouraged by substantial increases in survival, Howard County was inspired to share best practices learned from Seattle. HCDFRS partnered with the Seattle Resuscitation Academy and held the first East Coast Resuscitation Academy in May, 2012. Recently partnering with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), this effort is now known as the Maryland Resuscitation Academy. Read More

Academy Goals
  • Learn how to define the cardiac arrest survival rate in the host community.
  • Understand the principles of the Utstein template and how to report data.
  • Develop a concrete plan of action to improve survival.
  • Measure the effect of the plan of action on cardiac arrest survival.

The goal of the Maryland Resuscitation Academy is to improve survival from cardiac arrest throughout the state of Maryland and its surrounding regions. This will be achieved through the enrollment of EMS managers, medical directors, 911 dispatchers, and EMS field personnel in a program modeled after Seattle's Resuscitation Academy and conducted by The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, and MIEMSS.

Contact Us

Maryland Resuscitation Academy
c/o Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: (410) 313-6000
Email: ramaryland@hcdfrs.org

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