Emergency Medical Services Corps (EMS Corps)


Pathways to Emergency Medical Careers

Lifesaving training changes outlook for young men in Oakland featured on PBS Newshours.

Paramedic training, poetry changes lives for California youth with few options.

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!

** Applications are now closed and will not reopen until April 2015. **


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.

EMS Corps Students Reflect on Heart 2 Heart door-to-door blood pressure event.

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.



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