First launched in August 2019, the Earn While You Learn program is designed to make an easier transition for those wanting to become EMS professionals. Participants are hired as employees and compensated while attending AMR’s EMT-Basic certification course. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining their state certification, participants are promoted to EMT-B with a commensurate pay increase.
Mayor Sarno states “These are unprecedented and surreal times we find ourselves in where we face a very serious public health challenge from the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Now more than ever we need dedicated and brave healthcare professionals. I am very proud of the graduates and appreciative of AMR’s continued belief and investment in our Springfield and their partnership working together to not only help mitigate the community spread of this virus but continuing their daily duties of responding to any and all health related calls.”
Also present at the graduation ceremony was Ward 6 City Councilor Victor Davila.