Ohio EMS agency hopes to lure new EMTs to the field with a new car
Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, hopes the incentive will encourage more people to join its summer EMT course as staffing shortages continue
By Rachel Engel
GREENVILLE, Ohio — A private EMS agency is hoping the opportunity to win a new vehicle will entice more people in the area to sign up for an EMT course as the area continues to experience a staffing shortage, but high call volume.
To encourage EMS applicants, Spirit Medical Transport is offering an additional incentive, secondary to a new career path in emergency medicine: a 2021 Jeep Cherokee Latitude.
Individuals must be accepted into the paid summer program, have perfect attendance, maintain at least an 80% class average and pass the national registry test on the first attempt to be entered for a chance to win the vehicle.
“It’s the first time we’ve ever done something like this,” Vice President Aaron Guthrie explained. “But with the ever-changing times, comes the need to adapt and overcome, so that patient needs in the rural communities we serve can be met.”
To apply for the program, visit the Spirit website at www.spiritmedicaltransport.com.