Faculty of the Division of Special Operations are extensively involved in pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services and serve as EMS Physicians and Medical Directors for a number of major jurisdictional, operational and educational EMS programs. Core EMS related activities include participation in state-wide EMS protocol development and regional medical direction activities with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.
DSO physicians provide medical direction and oversight for several Emergency Medical Services systems in Maryland and around the National Capital Region including:
- Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services;
- Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) Fire & Rescue Department;
- University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Department of Emergency Health Services, Paramedic Training Program; and
- The James J. Rowley Training Center (Beltsville, MD)
In conjunction with EMS programs, DSO physicians and staff routinely advise, participate and support emergency medical care at regional mass gathering events including the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, the Baltimore Grand Prix, and the Maryland Seafood Festival among many others.