Paramedical Personnel of Maryland (PPM) is the largest private safety-training center in the state of Maryland. The owner, August J. Becker III, has been teaching CPR with the American Heart Association for over 42 years. When the American Heart Association introduced the training centers concept Mr. Becker started Paramedical Personnel of Maryland. PPM was incorporated in June 1990. During the twenty seven plus years in business PPM has gone from a small company to over 500 plus active instructors located throughout the USA and Africa.
Last year PPM taught over 40,000 students all over the world. This coming year we are expecting to train approximately 80,000.
Our instructors train for the American Heart Association, National Safety Council, Health Safety Institute, and Emergency Orthopedic Surgeons. PPM has partnerships with several community colleges as well as state and local government agencies. Our involvement with the community includes teaching members of The Y, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and church groups.
In 2005 PPM started a full service storefront providing equipment for CPR/First Aid Instructors as well as uniforms and emergency equipment for fire departments. A recent addition to PPM is our Sewing Division. The Embellishment Department can personalize uniforms and accessories, T-shirts and outerwear. As a courtesy to our clients we can also sew on patches, hem pants and do basic alterations.
Paramedical Personnel of Maryland’s primary mission is to save lives through high quality safety training for the medical professional and the general public, also, to train excellent instructors and to provide the necessary equipment and supplies to facilitate their effectiveness. Everything else is secondary.