Lake Superior State University
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"The education that I received at Lake Superior State University has opened many doors for me. I have worked with Firefighters and Paramedics for over thirty years as a co-worker, educator, and student. I have been very blessed in my life to have these opportunities. I truly believe that education is the cornerstone of everyone’s career and LSSU provides the best.

My future goals are to become the Director of a Fire Science program and follow in the footsteps of the great educators that I have had the privilege of learning from. This will not be easy, but I believe that these Professors have prepared me to be successful. My achievements will be a direct result of the knowledge that they have bestowed upon me. It will then be my obligation to share this knowledge with others. ”

Keith M. Campbell '07


Fire and hazardous materials response coordinator for the U.S. Navy based in Bahrain


LSSU was the first university in the United States to offer an accredited four year degree in Fire Science

The paramedic program at Lake Superior State University is an outstanding program that will allow you to earn your associate degree or a certificate.

Hands-On Learning

The paramedic program at Lake Superior State University is an outstanding program which allows the students to obtain both a strong academic degree as well as hands-on emergency medicine training.  There is an associate degree in paramedic technology, a certificate program in paramedic training and a minor in paramedic technology.

This program is designed to allow students to obtain their paramedic certification.  Students can be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic after the first year with little or no previous training; and as a Paramedic at the end of the second year.  Graduates will be eligible to challenge state and/or national licensure examination for both EMT-Basic and paramedic license.

The Paramedic Program:

  • Provide students with a broad-based, liberal education.
  • Provide students with the skills necessary to perform as 21st century emergency medicine practitioners.
  • Assist students with their development of a set of professional ethics.
  • Assist students in the development of their critical thinking skills.
  • Assist students with the development of their writing skills.
  • Provide an educational atmosphere where active learning may occur.
  • Assess the educational outcomes of the program.



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National licensure for EMT-Basic and Paramedic

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Photos by Robert G. Girolamo, a senior in nursing with an associate's in paramedic technology

Paramedic with Honors...

Geoff Girolamo, Honors Nursing Grosse Ile, MI

Geoff works as a paramedic for Kinross EMS. During holidays and school breaks he works in the Detroit metro area for Medic One Ambulance and Hart Medical EMS as a paramedic for both agencies. [ more ]

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