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 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Harry Meyers, BSN, CEN, EMT-P

Careers in Emergency Medical Services

A career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) focuses on responding to medical emergencies. EMS education provides the student with the knowledge and skill to recognize symptoms of illness and injury.  The training can range from the basics taught at the first responder level (EMR) to the highly skilled level of the paramedic.  Courses blend experience in the classroom, laboratory and field preparing professionals to make quick, emergent decisions in patient management. Students must have a sincere desire to work with people and must be empathetic to the needs of the sick and injured. Chicago EMS systems utilize two levels of practice; a basic life support, carried out by the EMT and an advanced life support, carried out by the paramedic. Successful students in both the EMT and paramedic programs are eligible to be licensed by the State of Illinois, Department of Public Health    


Programs Offered




Faculty & Staff

Name Email Phone Room
Paramedic Staff      
Harry Meyers - Paramedic Program Director (312) 850-7303 2103*
Jacob Dickman - Paramedic Didactic Coordinator (312) 850-0203 2103*
Paramedic Clinical Coordinator
Margaret Murphy - EMS Coordinator (312) 850-7410 2103*
EMT Staff      
Robert Caron - EMS Lead Instructor (312) 850-7410 2103*
Kevin Ward - EMT Instructor (312) 850-3534 2103*
William Passmore - EMT Instructor (312) 850-3534 2103*
Michael Flaherty - EMT Instructor (312) 850-3534 2103*
*2103, please come to the 2nd floor reception desk. 

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7410
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago , IL 60612
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Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.