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1K+ apply for jobs with Texas county’s new ambulance service

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 was inundated with applications after opening its employment portal last week


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By Rachel Engel

HOUSTON — More than 1,000 individuals submitted applications over the last week seeking a position with Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 (ESD11)’s new ambulance service.

ESD11’s contract with Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services (CCEMS) will expire on Sept. 4, and the district plans to have the staffing in place for a seamless transfer to ESD11-operated rigs, according to Executive Director Doug Hooten.

“We have had tremendous interest, and based on that, I expect to be able to put together a highly qualified team of emergency medical services people who will be ready to respond and provide the very best care to those who need us,” he said in a press release.

As well as applying, interested individuals were also able to attend a virtual job fair for additional information about the openings.

“That’s a lot of people,” said ESD11 Board President Karen Plummer. “I think it speaks to the fact that as we move forward, what we’re putting together is real and exciting, and people want to be a part of that.”

ESD11 is the largest emergency services district by population in Texas.