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Welcome to the Maryland Resuscitation Academy.

We help EMS supervisors, medical directors, Fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels, and hospital and emergency department staffs 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 2017

Two-day Resuscitation Academy



When:           Thursday and Friday May 18-19, 2017


Where:          Howard County Public Safety Training Center

                       2200 Scott Wheeler Drive

                       Marriottsville, Maryland  21104

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 and become confident in performing High Performance CPR.  You will also learn to implement ways to track and improve survival rates in your own community.

 Topics to be covered:

  • The importance of time

  • The science behind CPR and current resuscitation practices

  • Factors that determine cardiac arrest survival

  • Maintaining a cardiac arrest registry

  • 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 2017 two-day Maryland RA will be held Thursday and Friday May 18-19, at Howard County’s Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville, MD.  The Maryland RA two-day academy is an 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 The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMESS). The Application can be found here.  

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


The deadline to apply is Friday April 21, 2017. 


Click here for the application form. Each person wishing to attend must complete a separate application form.  Departments are highly encouraged to send groups of personnel, and organizations outside Maryland are also encouraged to attend.  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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