September 29, 2022

Lakes Region Community College is delighted to welcome Todd Robinson as Associate Professor of Fire Science and EMS to the college. Robinson brings decades of emergency medical experience in the field and as an educator. He will lead the charge in the school’s first paramedic program, which was created to address the State of New Hampshire’s increased demand for certified paramedic professionals.

Robinson spent the last seventeen years working full-time as a paramedic for Stewarts Ambulance in Meredith, NH, and led the EMS program “Earn while you learn,” which accepted students into a fast-paced, condensed EMT curriculum and paid them during the duration of the course. Some of these methods and the “flipped classroom” style of teaching used in his previous courses will be incorporated into Robinson’s teaching style for LRCC. Here, students will engage with an online learning experience from home, allowing in-person classroom time focused on invaluable hands-on and case-based education.

“We are thrilled that Todd joined our team as the lead instructor for our paramedic program. He brings more than 30 years of experience in many different systems and provides EMS education nationally. His expertise is exactly what our students need to become the next generation of paramedics,” said Nick Mercuri, Department Chair of Fire Science & EMS.

While Robinson is eager to develop this intensive one-year certificate program, he plans to keep part-time status at Stewarts to stay sharp in the field. When asked what he likes most about his industry, he says it is bringing a sense of calm and order to the chaos that contributes to his passion.

“I am ecstatic to be at LRCC developing this program and giving back to an industry suffering. I will do anything to help secure workers for the paramedic field. Many students I have had become paramedics before they became doctors. This training makes them so much more prepared for that,” said Robinson when asked about his future and the industry.

Robinson earned his paramedic degree from the Advanced Life Support Institute, a Bachelor of Science in General Biology from UNH-Durham, and an MBA in Healthcare Management from SNHU.

“The need for paramedics in the State of New Hampshire and specifically in the lakes and mountains is great, and we are excited to see what Todd can do for our students and the emergency services community,” said Patrick Cate, Interim President for LRCC.

The paramedic certificate program offered at LRCC is an intensive one-year, two full days a week curriculum that will prepare students for various jobs in emergency medicine. If you have earned an EMT certificate and are interested in advancing your career, contact LRCC and ask about enrollment for fall 2023. For more information visit