San Diego Paramedics & EMTs are finding Something Better in Bakersfield


Ready for a Change?

No doubt, 2020 posed its share of challenges with everything happening in our world.  Now, you are likely facing uncertainty with a different ambulance provider selected to serve San Diego. Perhaps it’s time to make a change, start anew, and secure your EMS career with Hall Ambulance Service, Inc., a trusted ambulance provider with a solid reputation.

Leave San Diego for Bakersfield…really?
We get it, San Diego is hard to beat, but consider this: The starting wage for a newly licensed EMT-P at Hall Ambulance is $55,000, which is more than the average salary for an AMR Paramedic working in San Diego (ziprecruiter).

According to, the cost of living in Bakersfield is 56% less expensive.  And the dream of owning your own home can become a reality when you consider the median home cost in San Diego ($645,300) is 165% higher than in Bakersfield ($242,800).

More Cash in Your Pocket
Let’s talk!  Hall Ambulance is interested in putting San Diego paramedics and EMTs to work with a secure career!  To make the transition smoother, we are offering paramedics a $10,000 sign-on bonus and up to $2,500 in relocation expenses.  For EMTs, we are offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus, plus up to $1,250 in relocation expenses.

Built on 50 Years of Care, Compassion & Community

Hall Ambulance began answering the call in February 1971, when its founder, Harvey L. Hall decided to put his vision to build the best ambulance company in America, in action.  Based on his ideals of care, compassion & community, Hall Ambulance is well respected in the communities it serves as well as across the industry as being an innovator and provider of high-quality, modern EMS.  In fact, on the 50th Anniversary of the Wedworth-Townsend Act, the National EMS Museum and the California Ambulance Association profiled Mr. Hall as one of 17 native Californians who helped shape EMS in the United States.

We’ve set up a special recruitment process specifically for San Diego Paramedics and EMTs.
Start the process right now:

Paramedics: Apply Now!    $10,000 Sign-On Bonus and Up to $2,500 Relo Expenses
EMTs: Apply Now!   $5,000 Sign-On Bonus and Up to $1,250 Relo Expenses
Our Human Resources Department is dedicated to ensuring you get off on the right foot by assisting with coordinating licensure, completing our new hire orientation, and getting you acquainted with the affordable California lifestyle offered in Bakersfield, California.

Questions?  Contact Beth Cornell, senior HR generalist at (661) 716-4245 or email her at

Hall Ambulance offers its employees a superb benefits package:

  • Medical coverage through Blue Shield with no premiums for employees
  • Employee’s dependents also pay no medical premiums after 5 years
  • Dental, vision, and life insurance options
  • Company-covered long term disability
  • Retirement 401K plan and financial advising
  • Access to a licensed therapist for mental health support + 2 EAP programs, providing free counseling
  • Schedule providing work-life balance, working seven 12’s out of every fourteen days
  • Qualified EMTs can apply to the sponsored Paramedic Academy after 1 year
  • Top of the line equipment and units
  • Company pays for all basic uniforms
  • PTO and Sick time
  • Ongoing meal events to say thank you for all you do!

The Hall Ambulance Difference

Are you ready to elevate your career by fully exercising your EMS skills in a busy 9-1-1 ALS system?  Then it is time to establish yourself with a leader in modern EMS.  As a Hall Paramedic, you will be at the helm of your patient’s care.

Hall Ambulance is the 9-1-1 paramedic provider for 88% of Kern County, California’s population, which covers a diverse geographic region from busy metropolitan, the Tehachapi Mountains, Los Padres National Forest, to the western tip of the Mojave Desert.

What’s it like to be a Hall Ambulance Paramedic or EMT?

It starts with putting on the uniform that conveys pride and confidence that you can ably care for your patients.  Kern County protocols allow you to work in an autonomous environment doing what’s best for your patient based on your assessment.

Clean, stocked ambulances in our metro system await the start of your shift, ready to roll on whatever the day brings.

Each Hall emergency transportation vehicle is custom manufactured to impress — no stock base models here.  We demand a no-compromise standard when it comes to providing our ALS and BLS crews with the medical equipment they need to deliver exemplary care.

We Celebrate Life Saves and Good Deeds

We applaud our successes each February in honor of the Company’s anniversary with the Founder’s Day Awards.  This level of employee recognition is an industry standout and has been recognized by the American Ambulance Association with a 2018 AMBY Award; as well as, a CAASE Award from the California Ambulance Association for innovation and excellence in employee programs.

Life saves and other commendable actions are recognized by the President & CEO bestowing the Company’s Star of Life Award onto the recipient.  This qualifies them to be eligible to represent Hall Ambulance at the California Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life event held at the Capitol in Sacramento.

An Affordable California Lifestyle

Located 234 miles north of San Diego, Bakersfield is known for the sound of something better, with an affordable California lifestyle that appeals to active millennials.  In fact, in 2018, ranked Bakersfield #3 in the Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Are Buying Homes.  The median age of Bakersfield’s population is 30.2, giving it a younger population than either California (35.6) or the U.S. (37.4).

  • With 272 sunny days per year and an average high of 76.8F and a low of 53.1F, Bakersfield offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and pursue your passions.
  • Bakersfield boasts 59 parks with amenities including spray parks, skateboard parks, and outdoor amphitheaters.
  • The Kern River Parkway runs from the mouth of the Kern River Canyon to Buena Vista Lake and includes a 32-mile bike path.
  • High education options are available through Bakersfield College and Cal State University Bakersfield.
  • Recreation options are plenty for outdoor enthusiasts who can enjoy skydiving, whitewater rafting, snow skiing, water sports, off-roading, and so much more.
  • Motorsports runs the gamut with NASCAR racing at Kern County Raceway, drag racing at the world-famous Famoso Raceway, and dirt-track racing at Bakersfield Speedway.
  • Hockey fans rejoice with the AHL league Bakersfield Condors who are affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers.
  • Foodies, bring your appetite because Bakersfield doesn’t stop short in offering a wide array of dining options from several craft beer breweries, unique local eateries, and the familiar big-name restaurants.
  • Shopping runs the gamut including Nordstrom Rack, Kohl’s, BevMo, a vibrant downtown arts district, and the Outlets at Tejon.
  • Live entertainment venues include Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, the Fox Theater, and Mechanics Bank Arena.

Interested in learning more about all that Bakersfield has to offer?  Go to VisitBakersfield to find information on recreation, entertainment, events, and so much more!

Take the Next Step

If you like what you’ve read and would like to learn more about the career opportunities with Hall Ambulance, give Beth Cornell a call at (661) 716-4245 or email her at .  We would be happy to host you for a visit and tour of our operations, the Bakersfield community, and talk about experiencing the Hall Ambulance difference and why San Diego Paramedics & EMTs are finding something better in Bakersfield.

If you’re ready to go, click the link to start the application process, right now!
Paramedics: Apply Now! $10,000 Sign-On Bonus and Up to $2,500 Relo Expenses
EMTs: Apply Now! $5,000 Sign-On Bonus and Up to $1,250 Relo Expenses

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