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EMS Academy
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EMS Academy Coordinator

15 West Kellogg Boulevard
280 City Hall
Saint Paul, MN  55102

Ph: (651) 266-8920
Fx: (651) 266-8919

Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
The Saint Paul Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy is an intensive, tuition-free emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and firefighter awareness program designed for low-income, minority, and women residents of Saint Paul between the ages of 18-30 (in the summer, the age range is 18-24).  

Participants earn an hourly wage during the training, which lasts 240 hours over 10-14 weeks. Recruitment is targeted to youth of diverse ethnicity, linguistic ability, and cultural experience, with the goal of building an EMS workforce reflective of Saint Paul’s communities.

Upon completing the EMS Academy, graduates earn National EMT certification, 9 elective college credits through Inver Hills Community College, and job competency training. To date, over 150 low-income, diverse young adults of Saint Paul have completed the EMS Academy.

To learn more about the EMS Academy, view our promotional video.

The EMS Academy is a collaboration between the Saint Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO), the Saint Paul Fire Department (SPFD), Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Youth Job Corps (YJC), Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Hubbs Center, and Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties (CAPRW).

Join the EMS Academy
The current class of the EMS Academy is scheduled to run January 12 – April 24, 2015

Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Freedom House Station 51 (296 West 7th Street, Saint Paul).

EMS Academy Applications will become available on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014.   


Introduction to EMS Class
The EMS Academy also offers an Introduction to EMS class which includes 60 hours of tuition-free classes that cover anatomy, physiology, EMS vocabulary, and study skills. This class is useful for any students pursuing nursing or medical assistant training. If you plan to apply for the Summer EMS Academy, we strongly recommend taking this class.

The next Introduction to EMS class will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from October 6 – December 12, 2014 from 8:30-10:30am at Station 51 - Freedom House (296 7th St W, Saint Paul).

To register, please contact Karen Gerdin, 651-744-7522 or apply in person at the Hubbs Center (1030 University Ave, Saint Paul) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Additional Information
EMS Academy  - Class of Summer 2014
EMS Academy – Class of Summer 2014
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