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Earn while you learn EMT program with NorthStar EMS returns this month

Earn while you learn EMT program with NorthStar EMS returns this month

NEMS is offering an innovative approach for those interested in starting a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The “Earn while you learn” EMT program will return in January after much success from its pilot course last year. Out of 15 initial students Fall of 2022, 10 were able to complete the program.  This allowed NorthStar EMS to put up to five ambulances in service to help with their staffing/deployment needs.  Based on these results, the ‘Earn while you learn’ EMT program, returning January 16, 2023 and will be one of many provided throughout the 2023 calendar year.

The “Earn While You Learn” EMT training program not only introduced the world of Emergency Medical Services to our students but offered them a solid career path in a fast-paced and exciting environment,” said Brent Dierking, Director at NorthStar Emergency Medical Services. “Our students realized, right away, that they were called into a profession that helped people when they needed us most!” said Dierking.

The program allows qualified applicants to be hired as full-time employees of NEMS. Each new employee will participate in an 8–10-week training program to become a State of Alabama, licensed EMT.  

“Most of our recent EMT graduates have decided that they want to pursue a career in EMS and are ready to continue their education to become an Advance EMT and ultimately an EMT-Paramedic.  NorthStar EMS provides tuition assistance in helping our Team Members reach these goals,” said Dierking.

As a NEMS employee, there is no cost for this training. A training wage of $12.50/hour and benefits will be paid throughout the duration of the EMT training program. Upon successful completion of the EMT training program and receiving State licensure, NEMS will place the employee into a full-time EMT position with an hourly rate up to $15/hour including benefits.

The class begins January 16, 2023, at the NorthStar EMS located at 2106 17th Avenue in Tuscaloosa from 8am to 5pm, weekend and evening hours may be required.

An open house will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  Staff will be on hand to review the EWYL program and answer any questions. Interviews for this program will be conducted on Tuesday January 10th and Wednesday January 11th.  The open house will be held at NorthStar EMS located at 2106 17th Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL  35401.  For information, contact the NorthStar EMS HR Department at (205) 247-4745.

Interested candidates can apply here .

Contact person: Brent Dierking