NorthStar Ambulance in west Alabama has a little bit of an emergency of its own. The first responder is short of employees, real short by more than 20.
NorthStar says it needs at least 15 people to become EMTs, and to help them to do just that, the company is offering a deal.
The ‘Earn While You Learn EMT’ program begins on August 15, an opportunity to make $12.50 an hour while you study to become newest member of the team.
“It normally takes about three months to become an EMT,” said Edgar Calloway. Edgar Calloway is the company’s operations manager.
“‘We’re going to do an accelerated program Monday through Friday, 8 [a.m.] to 5 [p.m.] and we’re going to do it all week long and get them through about half the time,” said Calloway.
NorthStar serves six counties in west Alabama, a staff with around 400.