EMS Academy Coordinator
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
280 City Hall
Ph: (651) 266-8920
Fx: (651) 266-8919
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
The Saint Paul Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy is an intensive, tuition-free emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and firefighter awareness program designed for low-income, minority, and women residents of Saint Paul between the ages of 18-30 (in the summer, the age range is 18-24).
Participants earn an hourly wage during the training, which lasts 240 hours over 10-14 weeks. Recruitment is targeted to youth of diverse ethnicity, linguistic ability, and cultural experience, with the goal of building an EMS workforce reflective of Saint Paul’s communities.
Upon completing the EMS Academy, graduates earn National EMT certification, 9 elective college credits through Inver Hills Community College, and job competency training. To date, over 200 low-income, diverse young adults of Saint Paul have completed the EMS Academy.
To learn more about the EMS Academy, view our promotional video
The EMS Academy is a collaboration between the Saint Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO), the Saint Paul Fire Department (SPFD), Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Hubbs Center, and Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties (CAPRW).