Emergency Care & Rescue

Paramedic education began at Weber State University in the mid-1970s as the first program in Utah and one of the earliest in the nation. The paramedic program continues to provide Utah and the Intermountain West with the highest commitment to prehospital emergency care education.
WSU's paramedic program was initially JRC accredited in 1984, and in 2006 the program was site visited for its fifth CoAEMSP re-accreditation upon which it received no citations and numerous superlative comments. The Department of Emergency Care & Rescue (EC&R) provides courses in EMT-Basic, EMT- Paramedic and selected continuing education courses including First Responder, Tactical EMS and Specialty Care Transport.

WSU's Department of Emergency Care & Rescue has been nationally accredited by CAAHEP (CoAEMSP) for more than 25 years, making it the first in Utah, and one of the first in the nation.

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
Jeff Grunow
Weber State University
3902 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-3902
Marriott Health Bldg, Rm 409
(801) 626-6521