Faxton St. Luke's HCCC Paramedic Program

This unique A.A.S. degree program, a partnership between HCCC and Faxton-St. Lukeís Healthcare provides the paramedic student the education necessary to function in an out-of-hospital setting as an emergency medical services professional. Trauma from motor vehicle collisions and the like, as well as medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes, all demand professional pre-hospital emergency medical attention. Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) gives immediate and often life-saving emergency medical care to these patients while on-scene and during transport to medical facilities. Successful graduates will be eligible for New York State Certification as well as certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Robert Paddock
Robert Paddock has been a co-instructor of Faxton St. Lukeís HCCC Paramedic Program for the past four years.  Bob is a 2001 graduate of the Paramedic Program and taught numerous Basic and Critical Care classes before joining the program as an instructor.  Bob has been in the fire service and EMS for over 27 years, currently serving as a Deputy Fire Chief in the Village of Ilion.  He is a 1984 graduate of HCCC and earned his Bachelorís Degree from SUNY IT in 1986.  Currently, Bob is pursuing a Masterís Degree in Adult Postsecondary Education with Capella University.

David Paddock
David Paddock has been a co-instructor of Faxton St. Lukeís HCCC Paramedic Program for the past four years. He has been involved in EMS education for more than fifteen years instructing every level from Certified First Responder through Critical Care Technician. He is a 1994 graduate of Faxton St. Lukeís Paramedic Program and has been actively practicing EMS for the past 21 years. David is a graduate of Utica College with a BA in history and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Post Secondary and Adult Education from Capella University. David is a lifelong resident of the Mohawk Valley and currently serves as a Deputy Fire Chief for the Village of Ilion Fire Department

Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor has been an EMS instructor since 1970 teaching CFR, Basic, Intermediate, Critical Care and Paramedic courses.  He is currently teaching an Alternate Paramedic Program at Faxton-St. Lukeís for experienced Critical Care students. 

Joe graduated from Mt. St. Maryís College in 1963 with a Bachelorís Degree in Education.  His graduate work at SUNY-Oswego and Syracuse University earned him permanent certification in history and in Secondary Administration and Supervision.  He taught at Proctor High School in Utica for 18 years. 

Joe started AmCare Ambulance Service in Rome, NY in 1981 and still works as a street Paramedic.  Joe is a Regional Faculty member for NYSDOH and has written a number of EMS articles, pamphlets, and training aids for EMS education.  He is currently the Dean of Faculty for Faxton-St. Lukeís EMS teaching faculty.