John Harrell AAS/EMT-P

John began his EMS career in 1987 in Wayne County Tennessee. Working in an extremely rural setting without paramedic services, he recognized the need for advanced prehospital care and became the first paramedic to serve in his home community.

John completed paramedic training in 1991 and helped develop the rural ambulance service into an ALS system that would provide 911 response and critical care hospital transports.

Believing that EMS advancement could only happen through quality education, John started teaching EMT and paramedic classes in 1994. For eight years he taught as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia State Community College.

While in Tennessee, John also enjoyed many years as a dedicated paramedic and field preceptor with Maury Regional Hospital and Rutherford County EMS.

Today, John lives in Massachusetts with his family and works full time as NMETC's Programs Coordinator


  • Paramedic, Instructor/Coordinator – Massachusetts
  • Licensed Paramedic – Tennessee
  • AHA CPR Instructor
  • AHA ACLS instructor

Student Testimonials

  • I can now say, having immersed myself in the program completely, NMETC's model is the future of optimal healthcare education delivery models.

  • The program proved to be an answer to my prayers. From day one, it was an environment of learning, an environment of complimenting us on our strengths, and providing the means for us to improve upon our weaknesses.

  • I wanted to thank you again for the amazing, online, distance paramedic program that you have put together. I would have never been able to move forward from my intermediate with a full time job and family.

Paramedic Program Accredited By

Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs
Committee on Accreditation
of Educational Programs for the
Emergency Medical Services Professions