SAINT PAUL – Mayor Chris Coleman and the Saint Paul EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Academy honored 16 EMS Academy graduates this week at the Seventh EMS Academy graduation ceremony.
“These 16 students represent the future of emergency responders in the Twin-Cities,” said Mayor Coleman. “It is my sincere privilege to be a part of tonight’s graduation ceremony and witness the start of so many promising careers in emergency medicine.”
The EMS Academy graduates received national Emergency Medical Technician certifications and were presented to the community.
“I am thrilled to see such a group of diverse, passionate, and talented students reach this milestone,” Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Director Jessica Kingston said. “The students have spent countless hours studying and training to achieve their national certification. Congratulations to the EMS Academy graduates and their families.”
The EMS Academy aspires to provide opportunities for all individuals, advance the emergency medical services profession, and includes youth of diverse ethnicities, cultures, and language abilities. More than 100 local young people have graduated from the Saint Paul EMS Academy since its first class in 2009.