NEW WINDSOR — Mobile Life Support Services (MLSS), 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 Training Academy will be held from Monday, April 6 through Thursday, June 18, at the company’s New Windsor headquarters located at 3188 Rte. 9W. This is the third academy the company has held. Interested candidates must submit their application prior to Friday, February 28.
This cost-free, three-month academy will provide training to selected candidates interested in becoming an EMT for MLSS. 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 workweek with three days in the classroom and one day on the ambulance interning with current Mobile Life EMTs. Uniforms, textbooks and computers will be provided for all accepted students.
“We had a fantastic response when we hosted our EMT Training Academy last year, and we are looking to offer another great opportunity for anyone looking to enter the emergency services field,” said Mobile Life President and CEO Scott Woebse. “Whether you spend a lifetime in EMS, or you’re simply taking the first step in your career path, 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 state 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; employer-matched 401K up to three percent; health club reimbursement; discounted home and auto insurance; discounted cell phone service; access to continuing education for recertifications and tuition assistance for a paramedic program for individuals who choose to advance their EMS education.
In order to be eligible for enrollment in Mobile Life’s EMT Training Academy, candidates must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED by the program’s start date, April 6.
Additionally, applicants must hold a valid driver’s license with at least two years of driving experience and pass a federal and state background check, physical agility test (PAT) and urine drug test. A one-year full-time commitment to Mobile Life Support Services is required upon receiving an NYS EMT certification.
To apply, or to learn more about Mobile Life, please visit www.mobilelife.com. Interested applicants may contact Mobile Life Director of Education David 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.