April 16, 2024
AMR ambulance service. Picture by Chris Stone

Ambulance supplier AMR introduced Wednesday that it’s providing free emergency medical technician coaching to ladies this fall at Miramar Faculty.

As a part of its “Earn Whereas You Study” program, AMR will cowl pupil cadets’ tuition and guide prices, and pay them for the hours they attend class, the corporate mentioned.

Cadets will even be eligible for dental, medical, imaginative and prescient and 401K advantages.

AMR will rent those that full this system and go a nationwide EMT examination, the corporate mentioned.

Carlos Valdez Acosta-Meza, an AMR operations supervisor, mentioned March is Ladies’s Historical past Month and the correct time to launch the coaching program.

“Ladies play a essential function within the area of emergency medical providers, together with right here at AMR,” Acosta-Meza mentioned. “This academy will assist put extra ladies on a promising and rewarding profession path whereas bolstering the ranks of feminine EMTs and paramedics within the San Diego area.”

Cadets will be taught varied EMT expertise, together with driving an ambulance, delivering a child, performing CPR, utilizing an automatic exterior defibrillator and administering an EpiPen, in response to AMR.

When not attending class, cadets will shadow AMR paramedics and EMTs despatched to precise emergencies throughout the county, and be paid for that point as nicely.

Though it has held two different academies over the previous yr, AMR mentioned this would be the first all-female academy it has sponsored.

Ladies wishing to attend the academy might request an utility at this hyperlink.