New Huntsville EMS Academy launching in hopes to develop more employees

  • Source: WAFF-TV NBC 48 Huntsville
  • Published: 05/04/2021 12:00 AM

HEMSI is launching an EMS Academy this spring, and it has a few perks too. After a 10 week course, the HEMSI trained students will be able to sit for the National Registry to become a licensed EMT in the State of Alabama. The EMS Academy will help HEMSI ensure quality employees while also allowing students to get paid while training. “We were in need of more employees. A lot of times it is hard to go to school, work a full-time job and still be able to maintain all of that,” says HR Manager Amanda Snowden. During training, candidates will be employed full-time, while taking 40-hours’ worth of training a week for 10 weeks. This is all designed to help offer assistance to those who may not be able to afford to take college classes. “This is a way to keep those young employees engaged and coming in. It also is a way to bring in EMTs and Paramedics that are already trained,” says Snowden.


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