Fire & EMS
"With the vast diversity of programs that Kaplan offers, we have been able to enhance the knowledge of our pre-hospital professionals. Not only is the program easy to use and manage, they have a great customer service team, backed by the people in technical support. Thanks Kaplan for providing a great program for us."
Daytona Beach Fire Department
"We have 84 squads under our medical direction, and we use Kaplan to deliver the same consistent training message across our health system. We use the EMS Training to review and test our protocols to get a consistent message. We also have enrolled the fire programs...to help fulfill the need for fire training for the fire chiefs under our medical direction." "
University Hospitals EMS Training & Disaster Preparedness Institute
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the folks at Kaplan for the excellent product we receive in the Medic Monthly videos. The content is always relevant and contemporary and our paramedics and EMTs love it. We use it regularly to supplement our hands-on training and it makes it convenient for my Lieutenant’s to calculate the CEU’s for the individuals on their shift. I look forward to the continued utilization of Kaplan Continuing Education to keep our Department sharp!"
Cheif, Okaloosa County Dept. of Public Safety
"I wanted to take the time to personally thank you for your perseverance and patience in dealing with me. I did not count, but I know you called me 5-6 times and I “put you off” each time. You were always patient and professional, recognizing that managers often are busy and unable to take a call. You always advised you would call back at a more convenient time and you did always follow up. At first I thought you had cursed us because on at least 2-3 of your first calls we received an emergency run just as you called. When we finally did talk you were brief, to the point and extremely informative. That is very much appreciated. I always felt you were trying to help us in addition to ‘making a sell’. That helpful attitude made the entire process pleasant. We are extremely pleased with the “Continuing Education Program” that Kaplan offers and the follow up service by you and Latoya. You have been a pleasure to conduct business with and again I want to commend your resolve in dealing with us. I look forward to our continued relationship with you and Kaplan Solutions."
Assistant Chief, Department of Public Safety, Louisville International Airport
"The Medic Monthly series has been very well received by the troops! The dynamic format holds their attention and the topics are current for today’s pre-hospital provider."
Division Chief, EMS, Delray Beach Fire Rescue
"The Medic Monthly video tapes have been a great addition to our existing training. Our EMTs and Paramedics have a more complete continuing education program, which improves their ability to treat injuries and ill members of our community."
Deputy Chief, Tucson Fire Department
"Kaplan Continuing Education – Fire and EMS Division's Medic Monthly has revolutionized on-duty training for EMS professionals. It is the best on-duty educational series I have ever seen!"
EMS Physician, Author, Professor - Midlothian, TX
"We have received rave reviews from a notoriously critical bunch. Thanks for making my division look good."
Division Chief of Rescue, Hialeah Fire Rescue, Hialeah, FL
"In the past, getting these guys to training was like pulling Saddam out of his spider hole. Now they ask for the Medic Monthly. This has been an enormous time saver for me and great training for the crews at Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Fire/Rescue."
Paramedic/EMS Battalion Chief SGS-322, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL
"From day one, the Medic Monthly videos have provided current, realistic, and action-packed EMS training for our members. The videos are short and to the point, which is really appreciated by all firefighters in general. The training provided holds your attention and has been exceptional to date. You can't go wrong by utilizing this training venue to supplement your required paramedic CEUs"
Captain, Shaker Heights Fire Department, Shaker Heights, OH
"The Spokane Valley Fire Department has partnered with Kaplan Continuing Education, Fire and EMS Division for the past couple of years. It has proven to be a great supplement to our department's Ongoing Training and Evaluation Program (OTEP), which was just approved by the State of Washington Department of Health. With the ability to now do Kaplan Continuing Education, Fire and EMS Division's training online, it's made our annual ALS training just that much easier. I would highly recommend it for any organization who wants to expand their ALS training."
EMS Division Chief, Spokane Valley Fire Department, Spokane Valley, WA
"As an EMS educator for my department, I have seen countless ideas come and go regarding an offsite training system that is both practical and user friendly. In the past, the fire service has seen television training series and recorded video tape, as well as some digital media. However, Kaplan Continuing Education - Fire and EMS Division has accomplished what others just talk about; a true interactive and time manageable training system. The online education series provides our employees with a comprehensive training experience. The system is easy to use and provides a learning environment from the convenience of the firehouse computer. Furthermore, the system provides pretesting and streaming video (instead of video tape), as well as post-testing and administrator interaction. Additionally, you can customize your department’s website and track how your staff is doing over the Internet. What a great investment!"
EMS Director, Sugar Creek Township Fire Department, New Palestine, IN
"As an EMS coordinator, I appreciate the many benefits that Medic Monthly offers our personnel. It is convenient for them to sit down in their station, view a video, and do a quiz as their schedule permits. They are also able to apply their CEUs toward their National Registry certification requirements. The timeliness of the topics and the variety of medical emergencies keep them interested. Thank you for providing EMS personnel with a fun and easy way to accomplish some of their monthly training goals."
EMS Coordinator, Fire District of Sun City West, Sun City West, AZ
"I am the associate professor and department chair for the EMS Academy at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. We have been using the Medic Monthly series going on 2 years now. My approach towards EMS education is on active learning. The videos enable me to first lecture on a topic, then discuss it, and then the video gives the student a chance to see how a call of that nature would actually unfold. We then have ‘answer the call,’ which is where we have the students and instructors simulate an actual call. These methods have proven extremely successful in our program. Without the ability to actually SEE a call unfold, and the instructional commentary by Dr. Katz, I don’t see how they might tackle these very real common, difficult types of calls."
Associate Professor/Department Chair, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL
"As an educator, the constant challenge of connecting with a student is quite difficult. The Medic Monthly videos allow our institution to show educationally reliable content in a video form to reinforce lectures the students have already had. We instituted the videos a year ago and have had excellent responses from the instructors and students. We look forward to seeing next month's."
Director of South Campuses, Florida Medical Training Institute
"The Medic Monthly series offers our field personnel timely, relevant, and entertaining continuing education on their schedule. As our requests for service increase, bringing crews together for training becomes more burdensome and stretches our resources to the maximum. Medic Monthly, with the availability of its online training center, has allowed our units to remain in their first-due areas, complete relevant continuing education, and utilize what would otherwise be downtime to train. The crews like the material and have been nothing but complimentary on the quality of the topics presented in a clear, concise, and entertaining format. Bravo on a job well done."
EMS Division Chief, City of Deltona Department of Fire and Rescue, Deltona, FL
"East Lake Fire Rescue, Pinellas County, FL, three stations and three ALS engines with minimum staffing of three each. Our department had previously subscribed to a different CE provider and our personnel were very dissatisfied with the product. We have since subscribed to Medic Monthly and have gotten rave reviews without anyone complaining about the quality of the training. That in itself is rare in the fire service and a testament to the value of KCE's Medic Monthly."
EMS Coordinator, East Lake Fire Rescue, Pinellas County, FL
"Thank you for your effort to help me access the website. I have purchased credits today and chose a course. I love the video action because it gives me a sense of how to approach and act. I found the website very effective and I will inform my colleagues and friends to visit it. I specially thank you for your help, and I thank the people who put this website together."
Saudi Aramco Medical Services, Saudi Arabia
"Medic Monthly has excellent video footage that is specific to several topics we cover in class. The title of each video tape makes it easy to immediately put the tape into action to better illustrate our ‘death by PowerPoint’ lectures. As students learn differently, the video format brings another method to increase learning potential in our students. The scenario sections, followed by Dr. Katz's play-by-play narration, help to drive home relevant points. It appears that there are no ‘"protocols’ being used, which is perfect for us, as we don't teach specific protocols, but rather a selection of available treatments from which their future medical directors will decide. If you're looking for a vote, Medic Monthly is the best product I've seen for supplemental use in the classroom."
Lead Instructor, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
"I have really enjoyed your Medic Monthly series. As a volunteer FF/EMT, it is often hard for me to get my continuing education, at least things that count towards renewal. This is especially true for National Registry credits. As a scientist in real life, I have taken many other online training courses, and most are less than adequate. KCE's online classes are extremely well done, enjoyable, interactive, and are excellent learning and refresher opportunities. I have thoroughly enjoyed Kaplan Continuing Education Fire & EMS Division's online training and would highly recommend it to all EMS and firefighter professionals."
Firefighter/EMT, Chief of Plant Sciences, Hendry County, FL