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 2019 EMS Pathways Academy Student Internship

The EMS Pathways Academy Student Internship Program helps the Minneapolis Fire Department and Hennepin County EMS workforce to better reflect the community they serve.  The first class of graduates included 91% people of color and more than 50% female. 

Obtaining your Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification opens the door to many career paths. This is a rapidly expanding field and as more jobs for EMTs are created, it is necessary to fill these positions with qualified candidates that reflect the multilingual and culturally diverse communities we serve. Graduates of this program have been successfully hired as Minneapolis Firefighters, dispatchers with Hennepin EMS and some are continuing their training to become Paramedics.  


Training Program  

 What: 11-week EMT training and certification course.

 Who: Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, be authorized to work in the United States, and will be required to pass a physical exam.

 When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. beginning in mid-April.

 Cost: There is no cost to apply. Participants are paid $15 hourly.






Last updated Apr 5, 2019



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