Respond Right EMS Academy: It’s Not Just A School, It’s An Experience!

Respond Right EMS Academy is a private EMS Academy, owned by Donna Weiss, Firefighter / Paramedic, and Toni Milan, Paramedic. Located in St. Peters, MO, Respond Right EMS Academy is home to over 4400 sq. ft of dedicated training / classroom space. Intensive time and planning has gone into the design and layout of the EMS Academy. Our student’s enjoy dedicated classrooms, quiet study areas, comfortable student lounge/kitchen areas, free WiFi and an operational training Ambulance.  Respond Right EMS Academy is the ONLY EMS Academy of it’s kind in the St. Louis/St. Charles Area.

The model of Respond Right EMS Academy is simple. First, create an environment similar to that of a Firehouse or an Ambulance Base. Offer an experience where the students are in an atmosphere charged with energy, conducive to learning and training.  The passion for EMS is in the air.  We teach the principles of professionalism and teamwork through example and experience. We learn, we play, we train as a team! Our students proudly wear the Respond Right uniform, learning what is means to be a true professional.

Second, produce an EMT or Paramedic ready to hit the ground running, ready to hire with no experience necessary! The approach is simple… we have “flipped the classroom!” Our “flipped” classroom involves doing classwork at home and homework at school. It takes the emphasis off lectures, instead “using media-rich technology for students to learn at home and dynamic exercises for topic application in the classroom.” That’s right, put learning right into practice with repetitive hands on training!

Additionally, Respond Right EMS Academy works in partnership with area leading Fire Departments.  These fire departments offer our students the BEST and BRIGHTEST Paramedic Preceptors our region has to offer.  Our partners represent diverse field experiences and higher call volumes.  The recipe for success is tried and true! The proof is in the results; Respond Right students getting jobs, they are getting hired right out of school, into Fire Departments and Ambulance Districts, with no experience.  If you want to be the best, you have to learn from and train with the best!

Respond Right EMS Academy offers Paramedic, EMT and EMR, A&P and PHTLS courses.

Equipped with our own American Heart Association Training Center, we provide BLS, ACLS, PALS and Heartsaver classes. We are a provider of the industry leading Philip AEDs.

The Respond Right EMS Academy / St. Charles Community College Consortium is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).