Accredited Training Institution Since 2005
Educating EMTs Since 1983
Healing Hands/Compassionate Hearts
Accreditation Renewed for Three Years
2014 - The Office of Emergency Medical Services worked with StarFire EMS program staff reviewing equipment and program records/activities for the accreditation period September 2011 - 2014. Based on that review, StarFire EMS status as an OEMS accredited training institution was renewed for 2014 - 2017.
StarFire EMS has moved its program base to the Haverhill High School, Room A03, 137 Monument Street, Haverhill.
Congratulations to the staff of StarFire EMS for demonstrating once again that you continue to provide high quality educational program- ming that meets and exceeds standards. Thank you.
Job well done everyone!
In 2005, legislation was passed and regulations were promulgated requiring inital EMS educa- tion courses conducted in Massachusetts be conducted only by Massachusetts accredited training institutions.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) began a program of review and approval of Basic, Advanced, and Paramedic program training institutions. Each training institution completed an exhaustive application process to document program staff qualifica-tions, program content, program policies and procedures; OEMS verified program equip- ment, classroom space, etc.
A Cautionary Word
In Massachusetts, ONLY training institutions that have been awarded accredited training institution status may conduct initial education programs! If an initial education program is offered by an institution that is not accredited by MDPH/OEMS, the program's graduates will NOT be eligible to take the NREMT cognitive exam or the Massachusetts psychomotor certification exam.
Make sure, wherever you take your course, that the training institution has current Massachusetts OEMS accreditation status!
In order for paramedic program graduates to be eligible for the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification exam, the program must now also be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of EMS Programs. Check with your program before registering!