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Susquehanna Valley EMS starts paid training program for EMTs

- Last modified: January 9, 2019 at 1:42 PM
Emergency medical technicians Emily Reale, left, and Julie Cagno, of Susquehanna Township EMS, prepare an ambulance for duty.
Emergency medical technicians Emily Reale, left, and Julie Cagno, of Susquehanna Township EMS, prepare an ambulance for duty. - (Photo / )

A Lancaster County emergency medical services company is trying out a paid training program to attract new technicians amid a shortage in the industry, LNP reported on Wednesday.

Susquehanna Valley EMS announced on Monday that applications are open for its first "EMT Recruit Academy." Participants will be paid to attend classes and work shifts on a rigorous six-week schedule. After completing the course, they'll be eligible to become a certified EMT and work for Susquehanna Valley EMS, according to LNP.

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The program announcement comes in the wake of a state government report that recommended solutions to improve support for fire and emergency medical services. 

Like Susquehanna Valley EMS, other industries are turning to apprenticeships or apprenticeship-like programs to attract workers. Read previous Business Journal reporting here.

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