Emergency Care & Rescue

 

Emergency Care & Rescue

The Emergency Care and Rescue (EC&R) department at Weber State University (WSU) began offering Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training in the early-1970s, making it the first program of its kind in Utah and one of the earliest in the nation.  The program continues to provide Utah, the Intermountain West, and beyond with the highest commitment to prehospital emergency medicine education.
The EC&R paramedic program was also the first accredited program in the state of Utah and one of the first nationwide.  WSU's paramedic program was initially JRC accredited in 1984.  In 2011 the program was site visited for its sixth CoAEMSP re-accreditation upon which it received no citations and numerous superlative comments.  The next accreditation site visit is scheduled to occur in the Fall of 2017. 
Currently, EC&R provides courses in EMT-Basic, EMT- Paramedic and selected continuing education courses including Tactical EMS and Critical Care Transport.  The EC&R Department offers a paramedic institutional certificate, an associate of applied science in paramedic studies, and in the Fall of 2016, began offering a bachelor of science in emergency healthcare sciences.
More than 95 percent of WSU's graduates are employed upon graduation and are eagerly sought out by EMS/Fire agencies and health care facilities across the nation.

Emergency Care & Rescue Department Website

Contact Information
William Robertson
Weber State University
3875 Stadium Way
Ogden, UT 84408-3902
Marriott Health Bldg, Rm 409
(801) 626-6521