Captain Chris Jolley is currently developing our accreditation as a paramedic program so that we can educate our own firefighters as paramedics. Unfortunately, we are not accepting outside applicants for paramedic education - but we would be happy to train you once you start working for us.
Please click here to access our internal paramedic program catalog.
Letter of Review
The Rapid City Fire Department Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP:
2016-2018 Paramedic Program Outcomes
NREMT Paramedic Written Examination Pass Rate: 91.67%
NREMT Paramedic Practical Skills Examination Pass Rate: 100%
NREMT Paramedic Course Retention Rate (including all non-academic attrition): 100%
Positive Job Placement Percentage: 100%