Overview

Overview

Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Paramedic Education Program was initiated in 1976 as a commitment to the community in providing pre-hospital care to citizens within Summit County and adjoining areas. Since then, the program has graduated more than 1,400 paramedics, most still practicing within the Summit County area. The program is housed under Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Department of Medical Education.

We offer two Paramedic courses per year and three EMT courses per year at our Cleveland Clinic Akron General Campus. We also offer a Paramedic course in Wayne County at The University of Akron Wayne College, as well as an EMT course at The University of Akron Medina County University Center. For more information about these courses, please find the appropriate tabs at the top of the web page.

The program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Our program was the first hospital-based program in Ohio and the 72 in the Country to obtain CAAHEP National Certification in 1991.

The University of Akron’s College of Health and Human Sciences formed an Articulation Agreement with Cleveland Clinic Akron General to provide eligible paramedic graduates the opportunity to transfer thirty academic credit hours towards the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Technology Degree. This opportunity is available to all program graduates with a graduation date of 1985 or later. Both our EMT and Paramedic courses are found on the University of Akron’s course offerings.

Paramedic Education
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307
330.344.6655

For more information, please contact the EMS Education Office, at EMSEducation@ccf.org or call the office at 330.344.6655.

The Akron General Medical Center Paramedic Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Phone: 727.210.2350
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
To contact CoAEMSP:
Phone: 214.703.8445
www.coaemsp.org

Statistics

National Registry CBT Exam

Grad Year 2022 2021 2020
# Of Grads 27 20 28
# Of Grads Attempting 27 20 28
# Passing - 1st Attempt 26 16 18
# Passing - Subsequent Attempts 1 4 7
Total Passing To Date 27 20 26
# Of Grads Passing NR CBT 100% 100% 93%

National Registry Psychomotor Exam

Grad Year 2022 2021 2020
# Of Grads 27 20 28
# Of Grads Attempting 27 20 28
# Passing - 1st Attempt 27 19 28
# Passing - Subsequent Attempts 0 1 0
Total Passing To Date 27 20 28
# Of Grads Passing NR CBT 100% 100% 100%

Attrition/Retention

On Time Graduation Date Year 2022 2021 2020
Total Students in Class 31 26 31
# Of Students Dropped (Attrition) 4 6 3
% Attrition 12.90% 23.08% 9.68%
% Retention 87.10% 76.92% 90.32%

Positive Placement

Grad Year 2022 2021 2020
# Of Grads 27 20 28
# Of Grads Employed 27 20 26
Positive Placement Percentage
(Must Be Greater Than 70%)
100% 100% 93%
EMT Course Information

EMT Course Information

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Education Program offers an EMT course twice per year. The spring course begins in January and the fall course begins in late August or early September. The course is four months in length and classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Total didactic, clinical, and field internship hours equal approximately 180 hours.

Current EMT course tuition is $1,200*, payable on the first night of class by certified check or money order. Textbook cost and a uniform shirt are included in the tuition. The National Registry Examination fee of $98 is to be paid by the student or student sponsor to the National Registry upon examination registration.

The application process begins in the spring for the September course and in October for the January course. A general knowledge pre-entrance exam is held prior to acceptance. Pre-entrance exam dates will be provided for each EMT session.

Requirements:

The applicant must meet the following requirements and submit copies of the documents listed below to the EMS education office no later than two days prior to the pre-entrance exam.

  • Completed application
  • Official high school and college transcripts (sent to EMS Education office from schools)
  • Copy of Ohio Driver’s License
  • A current picture of yourself for identification purposes (2x2, wallet, snapshot) – no photo copies
  • Copy of AHA, ARC or ASHI BLS Provider CPR certification card

Additional Requirements:

  • Pass the pre-entrance exam ($20 fee due the night of the pretest, subject to change)
  • Personal Health History and Physician Physical Exam (forms will be given upon acceptance into the course)
  • Documentation of Immunization History
  • Hepatitis titer or waiver
  • 10 panel Urine Toxicology screen results
  • Seasonal flu & COVID-19 immunization

The application and above documents may be emailed, mailed, or delivered to our office. Applications that are incomplete will not be accepted. Please send all documents to EMSEducation@ccf.org or to the address below:

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Attn: Paramedic Education Program
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307

Pre-Entrance Exam

The pre-entrance exam is a general knowledge exam. You must have your driver’s license or state-issued ID with you on the day of the exam. There is a $20 testing fee that is due the night of the pre-test. Cash or money order only. Pre-entrance exam scores will determine student selection.

As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will be trained to perform the following skills:

  • Airway oxygenation and ventilation
  • Bleeding control and shock management
  • Cardiac arrest management
  • Childbirth delivery
  • Joint immobilization
  • Long bone immobilization
  • Traction splinting immobilization
  • Naloxone (Narcan) Nasal and Autoinjector Administration
  • Patient assessment-medical
  • Patient assessment-trauma
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Supraglottic airway device insertion (King Airway/Combitube)

*EMT course tuition is subject to change upon review and reassessment of the course on a semi-annual basis.

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have further questions, please contact the Paramedic Education office at 330.344.6655.

Medina EMT Course Information

Medina EMT Course Information

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Education Program offers EMT course twice per year at The University of Akron Medina University Center. The spring course begins in January and the fall course begins in late August or early September. The course is four months in length and classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Didactic, clinical, and field internship hours equal approximately 180 hours.

EMT course tuition is $1,200*, payable on the first night of class by credit card, certified check, or money order. Textbook cost and a uniform shirt are included in the tuition. The National Registry Examination fee of $98 is to be paid by the student or student sponsor to the National Registry upon examination registration.

The application process begins in the spring for the Fall course and in October for the Spring course. A general knowledge pre-entrance exam is held prior to acceptance. Pre-entrance exam dates will be provided for each EMT session.

Requirements

The applicant must meet the following requirements and submit copies of the documents listed below to the EMS education office no later than two days prior to the pre-entrance exam.

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school and college transcripts (sent to the EMS Education office from schools)
  • Copy of Ohio Driver’s License
  • Copy of your CPR certification card (a course will be offered before the first day of class)

Additional Requirements

  • Pass the pre-entrance exam ($20 fee due the night of the pretest)
  • Documentation of Immunization History
  • Hepatitis titer or waiver
  • 10 panel Urine Toxicology screen results
  • Seasonal flu & COVID-19 immunization
  • Personal Health History and Physician Physical Exam (forms will be given upon acceptance into the course)

The application and above documents may be emailed, mailed, or delivered to our office. Applications that are incomplete will not be accepted. Please send all documents to EMSEducation@ccf.org or to the address below:

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Attn: Paramedic Education Program
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307

Pre-Entrance Exam

The pre-entrance exam is a general knowledge exam. You must have your driver’s license or state-issued ID with you on the day of the exam. There is a $20 testing fee that is due the night of the pre-test. Cash or money order only. Pre-entrance exam scores will determine student selection.

As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will be trained to perform the following skills:

  • Airway oxygenation and ventilation
  • Bleeding control and shock management
  • Cardiac arrest management
  • Childbirth delivery
  • Joint immobilization
  • Long bone immobilization
  • Traction splinting immobilization
  • Naloxone (Narcan) Nasal and Autoinjector Administration
  • Patient assessment-medical
  • Patient assessment-trauma
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Supraglottic airway device insertion (King Airway/Combitube)

*EMT course tuition is subject to change upon review and reassessment of the course on a semi-annual basis.

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have further questions, please contact the Paramedic Education office at 330.344.6655.

Accelerated EMT Course Information

Accelerated EMT Course Information

Application Closed

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please check back soon for more information on 2023 enrollment.

If you have questions, please contact the Paramedic Education Program at EMSEducation@ccf.org.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Education Program offers one accelerated EMT course per year. This course occurs in the summer and begins in July and finishes in August. The accelerated course is five weeks in length and classes are held on Monday thru Friday. Classes occurring Monday through Thursday are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a thirty-minute lunch. Friday classes are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Total didactic, clinical, and field internship hours equal approximately 180 hours.

Current EMT course tuition is $1,200*, payable on the first night of class by certified check or money order. Textbook cost and a uniform shirt are included in the tuition. The National Registry Examination fee of $98 is to be paid by the student or student sponsor to the National Registry upon examination registration.

The application process begins in January for this course. A general knowledge pre-entrance exam is held prior to acceptance. The pre-entrance exam date will be provided to the candidate upon application submission.

Requirements:

The applicant must meet the following requirements and submit copies of the documents listed below to the EMS education office no later than two days prior to the pre-entrance exam.

  • Completed application
  • Official high school and college transcripts (sent to EMS Education office from schools)
  • Copy of Ohio Driver’s License
  • A current picture of yourself for identification purposes (2x2, wallet, snapshot) – no photocopies
  • Copy of AHA, ARC or ASHI BLS Provider CPR certification card

Additional Requirements:

  • Pass the pre-entrance exam ($20 fee due on the day of the pretest, subject to change)
  • Personal Health History and Physician Physical Exam (forms will be given upon acceptance into the course)
  • Documentation of Immunization History
  • Hepatitis titer or waiver
  • 10-panel Urine Toxicology screen results
  • Seasonal flu & COVID-19 immunization

The application and above documents may be emailed, mailed, or delivered to our office. Applications that are incomplete will not be accepted. Please send all documents to EMSEducation@ccf.org or to the address below:

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Attn: Paramedic Education Program
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307

Pre-Entrance Exam

The pre-entrance exam is a general knowledge exam. You must have your driver’s license or state-issued ID with you on the day of the exam. There is a $20 testing fee that is due the night of the pre-test. Cash or money order only. Pre-entrance exam scores will determine student selection.

As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will be trained to perform the following skills:

  • Airway oxygenation and ventilation
  • Bleeding control and shock management
  • Cardiac arrest management
  • Childbirth delivery
  • Joint immobilization
  • Long bone immobilization
  • Traction splinting immobilization
  • Naloxone (Narcan) Nasal and Autoinjector Administration
  • Patient assessment-medical
  • Patient assessment-trauma
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Supraglottic airway device insertion (King Airway/Combitube)

*EMT course tuition is subject to change upon review and reassessment of the course on a semi-annual basis.

Paramedic Program Information

Paramedic Program Information

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Education Program offers a Paramedic course once per year, in late August or early September. The course is ten months in length and lectures are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Lab sessions will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday with flexible times that you may choose based on your availability of 1:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., or 5:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Total didactic, clinical and field internship hours are greater than 900 hours. The course includes a few full or partial Saturdays throughout the course daytime commitments for specific courses such as ACLS, PALS, ITLS, etc. (dates will be announced in class). Total hours may vary for each student based upon clinical competencies obtained. Students should be prepared to dedicate 25-35 hours per week to the program from a combination of class time, studying, clinical and field internships.

Application Closed

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please check back soon for more information on 2023 enrollment.

If you have questions, please contact the Paramedic Education Program at EMSEducation@ccf.org.

Tuition is $6,600 and covers all course materials and fees. Tuition is payable in three equal installments ($2,200) which are due the first night of class in: September, January, and March. The student or student’s sponsor is responsible for obtaining/providing liability insurance upon acceptance into the program.

Minimum Application Requirements:
The Applicant must meet the following requirements and deliver copies of the below listed documents and application to the Paramedic Office no later than Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid Ohio Driver's License
  • Hold a current AHA, ASHI, or ARC BLS Healthcare Provide Card
  • Hold NIMS 100 and 700 Certifications
  • Certified as an EMT in Ohio or have National Registry EMT and actively seeking and obtaining Ohio reciprocity by the start of class
  • Completed application and checklist with $20 application fee (due at time of submission, cash only)

The application and above documents may be emailed, mailed, or delivered to our office. Applications that are incomplete will not be accepted. Please send all documents to EMSEducation@ccf.org or to the address below:

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Attn: Paramedic Education Program
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307

Additional Requirements:

  • Successfully pass the pre-entrance examination
  • Complete an interview with the Student Selection Committee. Interviews will be held in late July, 2022.
  • CCAG PME requires all students within the program to provide professional medical liability insurance at a rate of one-million per occurrence. Information on obtaining this low cost protection will be provided upon admission into the program.
  • Personal Health History, Immunization Record, and Physician Physical Exam (forms will be distributed in Acceptance Packet).
  • Hepatitis titer or waiver. Current influenza vaccinations are required.
  • 10 Panel Urine Toxicology Screen is required. Results must be negative. (Must be completed after date of acceptance).
  • Successfully complete a background check.

Pre-Entrance Examination:

The Pre-Entrance Examination will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 1 p.m. This is an approximate four hour process that consists of an EMT test, Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam, and reading comprehension test. The components of this exam may be changed. All candidates will be notified of any changes no less than two weeks prior to the exam.

As a Paramedic, you will be trained to perform the following skills, in addition to the skills you have as an EMT:

  • Advanced Airway Management
    • Oral endotracheal intubation
    • Nasal endotracheal intubation
    • Percutaneous cricothyroidotomy
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Needle decompression
    • Transport ventilator
  • Pharmacological Interventions
    • Intravenous access (IV)
    • Intraosseous access (IO)
    • Intramuscular injections (IM)
    • Subcutaneous injections (SC)
    • Sublingual administration (SL)
    • Administer over 30 medications by IV, IO, or IM/SC
  • Medical/Cardiac Care
    • Place and interpret electrocardiograms (ECG)
    • Synchronized cardioversion
    • Manual defibrillation
    • Transcutaneous pacing
    • More in-depth medical and trauma patient assessments

*Paramedic course tuition is subject to change upon review and reassessment of the course on an annual

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have further questions, please contact the Paramedic Education office at 330.344.6655.

Wayne County Paramedic Program

Wayne County Paramedic Program

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Education Program is offering a spring class at The University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville, Ohio. The classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Classes begin in January and will run through October. Approximately twelve hours of clinical experience are required each week bringing the total time commitment for the program to approximately thirty hours per week. Total didactic, clinical, and field internship hours are approximately 956 hours. The schedule includes a few daytime commitments (example: ACLS, PALS, ITLS). Total hours may vary for each student based upon clinical competencies obtained.

The current program tuition is $6,600 and covers all course materials and fees. Tuition is payable in three equal installments ($2,200) which are due the first night of class in: January, May, and July. The student or student’s sponsor is responsible for obtaining/providing liability insurance upon acceptance into the program.

Minimum Application Requirements:

The Applicant must meet the following requirements and deliver copies of the below listed documents and application to the Paramedic Office no later than Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid Ohio Driver's License
  • Hold a current AHA, ASHI, or ARC BLS Healthcare Provide Card
  • Hold NIMS 100 and 700 Certifications
  • Certified as an EMT in Ohio or have National Registry EMT and actively seeking and obtaining Ohio reciprocity by the start of class
  • Completed application and checklist with $20 application fee (due at time of submission, cash only)

The application and above documents may be emailed, mailed, or delivered to our office. Applications that are incomplete will not be accepted. Please send all documents to EMSEducation@ccf.org or to the address below:

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Attn: Paramedic Education Program
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307

Additional Requirements:

  • Successfully pass the pre-entrance examination.
  • Complete an interview with the Student Selection Committee. Interviews will be held in mid to late November, 2022.
  • CCAG PME requires all students within the program to provide professional medical liability insurance at a rate of one-million per occurrence. Information on obtaining this low cost protection will be provided upon admission into the program.
  • Personal Health History, Immunization Record, and Physician Physical Exam (forms will be distributed in Acceptance Packet).
  • Hepatitis titer or waiver. Current influenza vaccinations are required.
  • 10 Panel Urine Toxicology Screen is required. Results must be negative. (Must be completed after date of acceptance).
  • Successfully complete a background check.

Pre-Entrance Examination:

The Pre-Entrance Examination will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 6 p.m. This is an approximate three hour process that consists of an EMT test, Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam, and reading comprehension test. The components of this exam may be changed. All candidates will be notified of any changes no less than two weeks prior to the exam.

As a Paramedic, you will be trained to perform the following skills, in addition to the skills you have as an EMT:

  • Advanced Airway Management
    • Oral endotracheal intubation
    • Nasal endotracheal intubation
    • Percutaneous cricothyroidotomy
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Needle decompression
    • Transport ventilator
  • Pharmacological Interventions
    • Intravenous access (IV)
    • Intraosseous access (IO)
    • Intramuscular injections (IM)
    • Subcutaneous injections (SC)
    • Sublingual administration (SL)
    • Administer over 30 medications by IV, IO, or IM/SC
  • Medical/Cardiac Care
    • Place and interpret electrocardiograms (ECG)
    • Synchronized cardioversion
    • Manual defibrillation
    • Transcutaneous pacing
    • More in-depth medical and trauma patient assessments

*Paramedic course tuition is subject to change upon review and reassessment of the course on an annual

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have further questions, please contact the Paramedic Education office at 330.344.6655.

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Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Attn: Paramedic Education
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307

Continuing EMS Education Our Staff

Our Staff

Paramedic Education Program

1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307
330.344.6655
Fax: 330.253.8293

Amy Raubenolt, MD, M.Ed., MPH
Medical Director
Amy Raubenolt, MD, MEd, MPH

Dr. Raubenolt joined the program as Medical Director in 2015. She spent nine years as a volunteer EMT-I in rural Ohio, which prompted her to change careers from teaching to medicine. Dr. Raubenolt has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and obtained a Master’s in Public Health and medical degree at The Ohio State University. After graduating from medical school at Ohio State, Dr. Raubenolt completed her Emergency Medicine residency and EMS Fellowship at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where she served as a medical control physician for the Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority. Dr. Raubenolt is currently the EMS Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron Fire Department, Stow Fire Department and the Akron Fire/Police TEMS/SWAT team.

Michael Simon, AAS, NRP
Director
Michael Simon, MBA, NRP, C-NPT
Simonm9@ccf.org
330.344.2052

Michael is a graduate of Class 39. Prior to becoming the Director of the Paramedic Education Department in 2020, Michael served as the program’s Clinical Coordinator from 2019-2020. Before getting into education, Michael was a flight paramedic at Akron Children’s Hospital where he worked to become board certified in neonatal and pediatric transport (C-NPT). He brings several years of rural 911, in-hospital, private transport, and critical care experience to the program. Michael still serves as a firefighter/paramedic in rural communities across the state. Michael has a master’s in business administration healthcare management, a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership, an associate's of arts, and an associate's in Emergency Medical Services. Michael is a member and Level II Instructor through the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) as well as a member of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Additionally, Michael serves as a member of the Rural EMS Committee of the State of Ohio Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services. In 2021, Michael was awarded Cleveland Clinic Health Science Educator of the Year.

Heather Nelligan, AAS, NRP
Manager

Heather Nelligan, BS, NRP
nelligh@ccf.org
330.344.6504

Heather became the Manager for Cleveland Clinic Akron General EMS Education in 2022, Heather served as the Program Coordinator from 2020-2022. She was a Paramedic and Training Coordinator for a rural ambulance company in Tuscarawas County prior to accepting this position. She is also a firefighter/paramedic for Perry Township Fire Department. Heather has her Bachelor's in Emergency Medical Service Administration and Fire Science, a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, and she has an Associate's Degree in Fire Service Leadership and Paramedic-Emergency Management. She has been an EMS Instructor since 2017, certified to teach ACLS, BLS, PALS and ITLS.

Brittany Rufener, NRP
Program Coordinator
Brittany Banks, NRP

Brittany joined our team in 2022 as an Instructor. Brittany is a graduate of Central Ohio EMS Paramedic Program. She began her career in Wayne County in 2009, working for a Volunteer Fire Department. Brittany brings several years of private and 911 EMS experience, having worked for over seven years for an ambulance service providing care throughout the Cleveland and Akron Regions. Brittany is currently serving as a Lieutenant, Firefighter/Paramedic for the Seville-Guilford Fire Department in Medina County, and serves as a K-9 handler for Seville’s Firehouse Dog, Marshall. She also previously worked as an Emergency Department Paramedic at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Brittany previously taught with the Medina County Career Center’s EMT Program and is certified as a BLS, ACLS, PALS and ITLS Instructor.

Whitney LaBillois
Administrative Assistant
Whitney LaBillois
labillw@ccf.org
330.344.6655

Whitney is a current full-time student at The University of Akron pursuing a degree in Healthcare Administration. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree to further her education. She has a background in customer service, banking, and medical scheduling / reception. She is a JV volleyball coach for Springfield Local Schools, as well as a Junior Olympics volleyball coach for IMPACT Sports Academy. Whitney joined the Paramedic Education Team in October 2021.

Mike Fagan
Instructor
Mike Fagan,EMT-P

Mike is a 1999 graduate of the Akron General Paramedic Program. Mike has worked for the Akron Fire Department as a Lieutenant/Paramedic since 1997. He has been an instructor since 2009, certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, ITLS and PHTLS. He has been an instructor with Akron General's Paramedic Program since 2012. He is also a member of the Summit County Haz-Mat Team. Prior to becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic, he served his country with the United States Navy for 10 years.


Instructor
Don Fobean, NRP

Don is a 1980 graduate of Akron General’s EMT-A Program and continued his EMS education at Akron General graduating from Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Education Class 7. Don initially worked as a Paramedic for an Akron based private ambulance service that included full and part-time service for over 14 years. Don was appointed to the Barberton Fire Department in April of 1987 rising to the rank of Captain/Paramedic and retired in April of 2018 following 31 years of decorated and dedicated service. Don’s fire service career included, becoming a Fire Service Instructor and was an initial member of the Summit County Special Operations Rescue Team achieving technician level in four disciplines including rope, confined space, trench and structural collapse rescue and then becoming a TAT Officer and Technical Rescue Instructor. Don started teaching with the Akron General Paramedic Education Program in 1995.


Instructor
Tim McCurry, EMT-P

Tim became a Paramedic Instructor for Cleveland Clinic Akron General EMS Education in August of 2016. He had previous instructor experience with the University of Akron as a Fire and EMS Instructor. Tim has worked for the City of Wadsworth Fire & EMS Department since 1999, where he serves as Lieutenant. Currently, Tim is the Administrative Co-Lead Instructor for Akron General EMS Education’s EMT program, in addition to his instructor role with the Paramedic program. He holds additional certifications as a BLS and ACLS Instructor. Tim is a graduate of Akron General’s Paramedic Class 26 where he earned the Outstanding Student and Class Valedictorian awards.

Evan Perry, NRP, C-NPT
Instructor
Evan Perry, NRP, C-NPT

Evan was hired as an instructor in the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Program in 2019 and is a 2012 graduate of the Akron General Paramedic Program. After graduation, he provided 911 ambulance response in Youngstown before transitioning to Critical Care transport for Akron Children’s Hospital. As a member of the Critical Care Flight and Ground Team at Akron Children’s Hospital, Evan provides care to a variety of patients, ranging from neonates through age 26. He holds advanced certifications in neonatal and pediatric transport, as well as burn care for Akron Children’s Regional Burn Center. Additionally, Evan assists with education, including new hire orientation, charting, quarterly simulations, operations and safety.

Joseph Green, EMT-P
Instructor
Joseph Green, EMT-P

Joe joined our team as an EMS Instructor in 2020. Joe is a 2010 graduate of Aultman Hospital’s Paramedic Program and has worked for multiple agencies in the greater Summit County area. Joe has been proudly serving the City of Akron as a Firefighter/Paramedic since 2013. In 2014, Joe joined the Akron SWAT/Tactical EMS Team. As of 2017, Joe also joined the Akron and Summit Count Hazardous Materials Team. Before entering emergency medical service profession, Joe was a member of the Ohio Army National Guard for 6 years in an Infantry Division as a Team Leader with multiple deployments overseas and stateside.

Michael Fuller, NRP
Instructor
Michael Fuller, BS, NRP

Michael joined our team as an EMS Instructor in 2020. Michael is a graduate of Akron General Paramedic Class 38. He is a current Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Akron and serves as a member of the REACH program.

Danya Morris, MAEd, NRP
Instructor
Danya Morris, MAEd, NRP

Danya Morris is a graduate of Cleveland Clinic Akron General Class 44. Danya works full time as a firefighter/paramedic in Holmes County, OH and is also a volunteer and part time firefighter in Wayne and Holmes counties. Danya has a background in outdoor education, and worked for a private ambulance company for several years. Along with her work in the fire service, Danya teaches in the field of wilderness/remote first aid. Danya holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, a Master of Arts in adult education, and a graduate certificate in conflict resolution.

David Tenney, AAS
Instructor
David Tenney, AAS

David graduated from Akron General Paramedic Class 21 in 1996. David works as a Lieutenant/Paramedic at the Akron Fire Department. Dave is a certified BLS, ACLS, PALS, and ITLS Instructor. He has been an instructor with Akron General’s Paramedic Program since 2021.

Ryan Sullivan, AAS, NRP, FP-C, CP-C
Instructor
Ryan Sullivan, AAS, NRP, FP-C, CP-C

Ryan joined our team in 2022. Ryan is a 2008 graduate of the Aultman College Paramedic Program. Ryan has worked for the Jackson Twp. Fire Department as a Captain Firefighter/Paramedic since 2011. He is an instructor certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and ASLS. He previously worked for Medflight of Ohio as a Flight/ MICU Critical Care Paramedic. Ryan has an Associate’s Degree in Community Paramedicine and is also certified as a Community Paramedic (CP-C) and Flight Paramedic (CP-C) through the International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC). Ryan loves to teach and looks forward to educating many emergency medical providers.

Trish Kick, BA, NRP 
Instructor
Trish Kick, BA, NRP

Trish joined our team in 2022. Trish is a graduate of Cleveland Clinic Akron General Paramedic Class 44. Trish is currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Western Holmes Fire District as well as a Firefighter/Paramedic for Holmes Fire District in Medina County. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a research distinction. Trish is an instructor certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.