Emergency Medical Services Corps (EMS Corps)
Pathways to Emergency Medical Careers
The Emergency Medical Services Corps (EMS Corps) is currently accepting applications for our July 2015 class.
The purpose of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented emergency medical technicians through youth development and job training. EMS Corps is a 5 month paid (stipend) program for minority young men between the ages of 18 to 26. EMS Corps students will be trained and educated through daily classes, tutoring, Life Coaching, mentorship support, physical fitness, and will also participate in professional and career development workshops.
If you know of any young men between the ages of 18-26 who may be interested in participating in our program, please have them fill out the application below. The deadline for the application has been extended to June 12, 2015.
- Lifesaving training changes outlook for young men in Oakland featured on PBS Newshours.
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- Alameda County EMS Corps has been named the best youth training program in the latest edition of East Bay Express’ Best of the Bay 2014. Kudos to the entire staff!
The EMS Corps is a highly selective, rigorous academy that trains aspiring emergency medical professionals who are from the community and ready to serve. It is a paid (stipend) program whose mission is to increase the number of underrepresented emergency medical technicians through youth development, mentorship, and job training.
EMS Corps vision is to be a national model that provides an opportunity for young men ranging from 18-26 years of age, to become competent and successful health care providers.
ALCO EMS Corps program offers more than just traditional EMT training. Watch this video to find out how.
Training young men to change their lives by saving others
Published by NPR on Sep 25, 2014
In Oakland, California, a program called EMS Corps trains young men to become certified emergency medical technicians. Students with disadvantaged backgrounds get an intensive five-month course, as well as a powerful, new outlook on what they can do in life and for their neighborhoods. Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports in collaboration with the NewsHour.