SAINT PAUL EMS ACADEMY

Are you interested in a career as an EMT, Paramedic, or Firefighter?

Enroll in the Saint Paul EMS Academy to become a certified Emergency Medical Technician. We seek diverse, low-income young adults of Saint Paul. Tuition is free!
WHEN IS THE NEXT ACADEMY?
The Winter 2013 EMS Academy will run January 14thApril 19th. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS?
There will be an Information Session for the Winter 2013 EMS Academy at Station 51: Freedom House (296 Fort Rd., St. Paul, MN 55102)-November 14th and 27th ; from 6 to 8 pm. After the Info Session, we will invite applicants to complete the TABE Reading Assessment. Qualified applicants will receive an invitation for an interview.

EMS ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE
Free tuition throughout the 14-week EMS Academy 9 College credits through Inver Hills Community College + status as IHCC student for enrollment in future classes National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification Job readiness for the EMS field Opportunity to become a CPR Instructor Support services through Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

WINTER 2013 SAINT PAUL EMS ACADEMY
QUALIFICATIONS:
Be 18 + years old Have interest in entering the EMS field Graduated high school diploma or earned GED Pass a criminal background check Qualify as low-income or at-risk

WHAT DOES AN EMT DO? WHERE CAN AN EMT WORK? WHAT ARE THE INCOME EARNINGS I CAN EXPECT AS AN EMT?
EMTs are employed in hospitals, medical organizations, municipalities, assisted living facilities, factories, with paramedics, fire departments, etc. EMT certification is required for paramedic training and to be eligible to interview as a Saint Paul Firefighter. EMTs have opportunity for advancement! There are a number of promotional opportunities and related positions including supervisors, instructors, dispatchers, and administrative directors. Some EMTs move into nursing, become physician's assistants, and even physicians. In 2008, about 89 percent of EMTs and paramedics earned between $19,000 and $49,000 annually. The top paying employers for EMTs are state governments at about $46,000 median per year; and medical/diagnostic laboratories and home health care services at about $41,000 per year.

For more information: visit www.ehs.net/EMSAcademy or Facebook.com/EMSAcademy Contact: Casey Keyes, 651-266-8920 casey.keyes@ci.stpaul.mn.us or EMSAcademy@stpaul.gov

Printed 1-26-12

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