ST. PAUL (Oct. 28, 2013) — Applications for the City of Saint Paul’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy will be available October 28, 2013. Applications must be completed and submitted online at www.stpaul.gov/jobs no later than Friday, November 15, 2013.
What is the EMS Academy? The EMS Academy is a 14-week intensive program designed for Saint Paul young adults ages 18-30 that are interested in an emergency medical career. Selected candidates will earn hourly wages while attending the EMS Academy. The course includes CPR Certification, First Responder Certification, and ride-alongs with the Saint Paul Fire Department and Paramedics. Upon successful completion of the course, participants earn National EMT Certification, 9 college credits, and are prepared to work in a variety of EMT positions.
Who is eligible? Low-income young adults, age 18 – 30, who are Saint Paul residents and have a high school diploma or GED, and meet federal low-income guidelines.
What are the wages? EMS academy workers are paid $7.50 an hour.
How many hours do participants work? EMS Academy participants are expected to attend 24 hours of class per week for 14 weeks and spend time outside of class studying.
When does the EMS academy start? The Winter 2014 EMS academy runs January 13 – April 18, 2014. Attendance to all class sessions during this period is mandatory.
To apply for the EMS Academy:
You must be a resident of Saint Paul, 18 or older, have a G.E.D. or high school diploma, and provide documented proof of residency, household income, age, family size, and claimed disability upon request.
You must submit an application online – www.stpaul.gov/jobs.
Optional Information Sessions for the Winter 2014 EMS Academy will be held November 5 and 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Station 51 Freedom House, 296 W. 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55012
The EMS Academy is a successful collaboration between the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity, Saint Paul Fire Department, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Inver Hills Community College, and the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties. Since the EMS academy began in January of 2009, more than 110 Saint Paul residents have graduated from the academy.
Please visit EMS Academy or Facebook for more information.