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EMS Academy
EMS Academy Coordinator

15 West Kellogg Boulevard
280 City Hall
Saint Paul, MN  55102

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 170 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 Youth Job Corps (YJC), Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Hubbs Center, and Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties (CAPRW).

Join the EMS Academy
Applications for the Summer 2015 EMS Academy are now available on the City of Saint Paul Job Openings page. Applications must be submitted online and will be accepted until April 5, 2015. The Summer EMS Academy is scheduled to run June 15 – August 21, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 10 weeks.  

The next EMS Academy Information Session will be March 9, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Fire Station 51:  296 W 7th, Saint Paul, MN. Individuals interested in applying to the next EMS Academy are strongly encouraged to attend the information session.    

The current class of the EMS Academy is scheduled to run 
January 12 – April 24, 2015. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Freedom House Station 51 (296 West 7th Street, Saint Paul). 

Introduction to EMS Class
The EMS Academy also offers an Introduction to EMS class which includes 60 hours of tuition-free classes that cover anatomy, physiology, EMS vocabulary, and study skills. This class is useful for any students pursuing nursing or medical assistant training. If you plan to apply for the EMS Academy, we strongly recommend taking the introduction class.

Additional Information
EMS Academy  - Class of Summer 2014
EMS Academy – Class of Summer 2014
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