Minn. hospital to launch paid EMT training
To combat the shortage in emergency service workers, Allina Health will begin offering a paid EMT course
By EMS1 Staff
MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. — A local hospital is launching a paid EMT course in response to the shortage in emergency medical services personnel.
KSTP reported that Allina Health will begin recruiting students for a fully-paid EMT course, which includes tuition, books, test fees and transportation assistance.
“We need qualified, enthusiastic candidates to hire as EMTs for our service, Brian LaCroix, president of Allina Health EMS told KSTP. “We think recruiting, training and hiring qualified canddiates from the communities we serve makes a lot of sense. Our EMT Academy will make sure they will get the best possible training, and upon graduation be ready to care for the communities they come from.”
The first paid class will have room for 14 students and run from June 10 to Oct. 31 at the Allina Health EMS Mounds View base.
There will be enough positions for the entire graduating class, however new hires are expected to stay with the company for a minimum of 12 months, LaCroix said.