EMS agency launches diversity training program

The program's goal is to have a more diverse group of EMTs to help diverse Minn. communities

By Brandi Powell

MINNEAPOLIS — Creating jobs and saving lives for and with people of diverse ethnicities — Allina Health partnered with St. Paul Fire to do so last year.

Now, Allina is kicking off a first-of-its-kind Emergency Medical Technician training in Minneapolis, called Allina Health Freedom House EMT Academy.

Allina Health wants the people who end up in the back of their ambulances to have someone helping them, who speaks the same language, and who understands their cultural background.

Read full story: Diverse EMT Training Program Launches in Mpls.

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