The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the Gloucester County EMS EMT Training Academy.
The academy offers a tuition-free program in exchange for a three-year paid service agreement with GCEMS.
According to the board’s director Robert M. Damminger, “the model we are using for this training academy is the first of its kind.”
The first EMT certification-level training course will begin in September.
A certification course and internship will consist of 649 hours of education followed by a 144-hour residency ride-a-long program.
“This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in EMS,” Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe Chila said.
Chila, who acts as a liaison for the GCEMS also explained that the academy would provide students with real-life EMS experience on busy, career ambulances through an extensive internship and residency program.
Those interested in more information are asked to call (856)-307-7120.
An application can be found for the Gloucester County EMS EMT Training Academy can be found here.
Wow, this is outstanding? If more municipalities were to do this it would greatly help with recruitment.