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About PPM

Paramedical Personnel of Maryland (PPM) is the largest private safety-training center in the state of Maryland. PPM was incorporated in June of 1990. Progressing from a single instructor to over 500 instructors has resulted in a training center with diverse resources and extensive experience to draw upon. The number of students trained by PPM and their instructors has been as high as 40,000 in a single year.

Our instructors are authorized to train for the American Heart Association, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute, and Emergency Orthopedic Surgeons. PPM has partnerships with several community colleges as well as state and local government agencies. 

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 and private companies. In 2008 we purchased our own computerized embroidery machine and the Embellishment Division was born. 

August J. Becker III, CEO / President (BIO)

With a background of emergency response and medicine, August J. Becker III has an ongoing concern for human life. He has been teaching CPR with the American Heart Association since 1975 and has served on various American Heart Association committees. They include everything from the AHA Speaker’s Bureau to many years on the AHA ECC committee and AHA National Faculty BLS. When the American Heart Association started the training center concept, he established the PPM Corporation.

Jackie Montville, Chief Operations Officer (BIO)

Jackie Montville joined PPM in 2000. She started by teaching classes and assisting with the sitter safety program that Norma Rice had written. At the same time, Jackie served as a part-time Bookkeeper for PPM. As the company grew, Jackie stepped up her participation and now fills the position of COO.

Kathy Frawley (BIO)

Kathy Frawley joined PPM in August of 2010 bringing with her an extensive history of office management. Beginning at the front desk and absorbing all the many facets of training center wisdom, she is currently overseeing the 500+ instructors aligned with PPM and organizing the training of new instructors.