Hall Ambulance Service has opened recruitment for Class 32 of the Hall EMT Academy, which begins January 2017. Recruits are full-time employees who learn everything they need to get started working as an emergency medical technician in the Hall Ambulance 9-1-1 system.
The Hall EMT Academy is not a school, but a pathway to starting your career at Hall Ambulance. It is comprised of classroom and field training in an accelerated 12-week format. Upon completion, graduates will have received their state EMT certificate and will be ready to start building their EMS career at Hall Ambulance Service.
EMTs administer basic life support, operate ambulances—often responding CODE 3, and assist their paramedic-partner on scene with delivering patient care.
The minimum qualifications to apply for the Hall EMT Academy are as follows:
At least 20 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by college level course work
Successfully obtain EMT Certification from the Hall EMT training program.
Must be insurable by Hall Ambulance Service’s vehicle insurance provider.
Legible handwriting and the ability to use electronic reporting equipment.
Fast-track your career in EMS
Hall Ambulance Service has developed a proven career-path in which an individual can fast-track their EMS career starting with the Hall EMT Academy; followed by company-sponsored paramedic school and the opportunity to promote to a paramedic field supervisor, in a relatively short time.
After getting some experience under their belt, they may become eligible to apply for and attend the Bakersfield College Paramedic Program on a Company-sponsorship. Hall Founder and President Harvey L. Hall, takes pride in assisting dedicated employees in moving their career forward by paying for their tuition and providing their normal hourly pay, so that they can concentrate fully on their coursework to become a paramedic.
Those wishing to take their career further, have the opportunity to work towards moving in to a management-level position—first a relief field supervisor, before promoting to a full-time paramedic field supervisor.
A career in emergency medical services is something that can make you feel proud and self-sufficient. Hall EMT Academy students earn $11.07 per hour during the EMT Academy, which lasts approximately 12 weeks. Upon completion, their rate of pay increases to $29,500—$60,000 plus overtime opportunities. The base rate for a paramedic is $40,000–$80,000 plus overtime opportunities, and a paramedic field supervisor’s pay starts at $65,000.
Hall Ambulance has developed a web-page at hallamb.com/emt, which details the aforementioned career path while profiling four Hall EMT Academy alum who went from unsatisfying jobs to exhilarating careers in EMS at Hall Ambulance Service.