Minneapolis Fire Department’s EMS Pathways Academy applications open Feb. 13

Starting Feb. 13, the Minneapolis Fire Department is taking applications from men and women for a certification course in emergency medical services (EMS). The Fire Department offers the EMS Pathways Academy with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) to train Minneapolis residents from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds as emergency medical technicians. There is no cost to trainees. Trainees will be considered City of Minneapolis student interns and will earn $15 hourly to take this college-level course three days a week for 11-13 weeks.

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The goal of the program is to provide a pipeline of candidates for the fire service and the Hennepin EMS workforce. This career pathway program will provide free training and emergency medical technician (EMT) certification to young adults from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Becoming a certified emergency medical technician opens the door to many career paths. This is a rapidly expanding field, and as more jobs for EMTs are created demand will increase for qualified candidates who reflect the multilingual and culturally diverse communities they serve.

Apply online Feb. 13-24 at www.minneapolismn.gov/jobs/index.htm under “Internship Opportunities.”

Find more information at www.minneapolismn.gov/fire or call 311.

Published Feb 8, 2017

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