NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (April 15, 2019) — Mobile Life Support Services, the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, is combatting a nation-wide shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics by hosting a paid 12-week long training academy for men and women looking to become certified EMTs. The EMT Academy will be held from Monday, July 8 through Wednesday, September 19, 2019, at the company’s New Windsor headquarters located at 3188 Rte. 9W. Interested candidates must submit their application prior to Friday, May 3, 2019.
This cost-free, three-month academy will provide quality training to anyone interested in becoming an EMT for Mobile Life Support Services. Full-time employment with benefits begins on the first day of class with health insurance available after 60 days. While enrolled, trainees will complete a 40-hour work week with three days in the classroom and two days in the field interning with current Mobile Life EMTs. Uniforms, textbooks and computers will be provided for all accepted students.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to enter the emergency services field, whether you spend a lifetime in EMS, or you’re simply taking the first step in your career path,” said Mobile Life President and CEO Scott Woebse, “The skills necessary to administer life-saving care are invaluable, and this academy offers individuals a chance to truly make a difference in their communities.”
Upon NYS certification, graduates will receive an immediate wage increase and will qualify for annual merit-based raises as well as milestone longevity raises as full-time employees. They will also be eligible to receive the company’s competitive benefits, including: vacation, sick and personal time accrual; health, dental and vision benefits; life insurance; a prescription plan; health club reimbursement; discounted home and auto insurance; employer-matched 401K, up to three percent; access to continuing education for recertifications and tuition assistance for a paramedic program.
In order to be eligible for enrollment in Mobile Life’s EMT Training Academy, candidates must be at least 18 years old on or before September 30, 2019, and have a high school diploma or GED. Current high school students must graduate before September 30, 2019. Additionally, applicants must hold a valid New York State driver license and pass a background check, physical agility test (PAT) and urine drug test. A one-year full-time commitment to Mobile Life Support Services is required.
To apply, please visit www.mobilelifeemployment.com. Interested applicants may contact Mobile Life Director of Education Dave Grass at DGrass@mobilelife.com with questions regarding the program or the EMS industry at large to help determine whether becoming an EMT is right for them. To learn more about Mobile Life, please visit www.mobilelife.com.
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