The purpose of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented Emergency Medical Technicians through youth development and job training. The Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency’s EMS Corps is a 5-month paid (stipend) program for young people between the ages of 18 to 26. Participants will receive Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training, life coaching, non-clinical case management and participate in community service events.
EMS Corps Core Values: Courage, Character, and Commitment
The Alameda County EMS Agency’s EMS Corps program trains youth from our community as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and prepares them for careers in healthcare and public service. EMS Corps is a 5 month paid program for young minority men and women between the ages of 18 and 26. EMS Corps students participate in daily EMT classes, tutoring, life coaching. physical fitness, career development workshops, and are also provided with mentorship support.
To be a national model that provides an opportunity for young adults to become competent and successful health care providers.
To increase the number of underrepresented emergency medical health care professionals through youth development, mentorship, job training, and sponsorship.
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- East Bay Times- Drummond: From East Oakland to lifesaving health careers
- Paramedic training, poetry change lives for California youth with few options
- Alameda County EMS Corps named the best youth training program in the East Bay Express’ Best of the Bay 2014.