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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 Resuscitation Academy is now accepting applications for our practical one-day Academy to be held Monday, October 19, 2015, In Marriottsville, Maryland. This one-day course is an intensive session for EMS personnel and physicians dedicated to improving survival rates of patients suffering pre-hospital cardiac arrest. 

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 improve survival rates in your own community.  This course consists of an in-depth, practical train-the-trainer session where all class participants will learn and become confident in delivering High Performance CPR, and leave with a standardized curriculum to begin to teach this practice in your department.

Applications must be submitted by October 2, 2015. Interested parties should click here to be redirected to the application page.

Please e-mail us at ramaryland@hcdfrs.org for any questions, or to join our mailing list and receive updates when future classes are announced! For additional resources please visit the Resuscitation Academy website, under the video and audio tab.




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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