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How many paramedics have been certified in 2021?

Social media: NOT MANY!

Social media: this is the final nail in the coffin of EMS

NREMT: Wait, those are just the numbers through January.

Social media: Yeah, we knew that.

My take on this week’s viral conversation about how many new EMTs and paramedics have been certified in 2021 is here … Viral NREMT screenshot supports EMS staffing doom and gloom … but it was wrong

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.