Hall EMT Academy Graduation

1DSC_8490Thirteen recruits from Class 31 of the Hall EMT Academy graduated on June 7,  at the Hall Ambulance Community Center, located at 1031 21st Street, with friends and family members in attendance to help celebrate their accomplishments.

Over 1,200 people applied for a spot in the EMT Academy with those accepted into the program coming from diverse work histories including pizza delivery drivers, a high school coach, and a machinist.

The Hall EMT Academy is not a school, but a pathway to starting their EMS career at Hall Ambulance.  Recruits are full-time employees who learn everything they need to get started working as an emergency medical technician in the Hall Ambulance 9-1-1 system.

During six weeks of intensive classroom training, the recruits were introduced to the entire spectrum of EMS care including airway, respiration & ventilation; cardiology & resuscitation; trauma; medical & obstetrics/gynecology; and EMS operations.

Upon completion of the coursework, they prepared for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam.

The new EMTs are currently undergoing six weeks of field training on advanced life support ambulances.  Once they have successfully fulfilled all objectives, they will then be eligible to begin working in the Hall Ambulance system, assigned to either a Basic Life Support or Advanced Life Support ambulance.

Opportunity for the graduates does not stop there.  Hall Ambulance Service has developed a proven career path in which a motivated employee can fast track their EMS career starting with the Hall EMT Academy, followed by Company-sponsored paramedic school, and the opportunity to promote to a paramedic field supervisor or even a leadership position.

The rate of pay for a Hall EMT is $29,500 – $60,000, plus overtime opportunities (they work at a reduced wage during the EMT Academy training); the base rate of pay for a paramedic is $40,000 – $80,000, plus overtime opportunities; and, a paramedic field supervisor’s pay starts at $65,000.

For more information on the Hall EMT Academy, visit hallamb.com/emt

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