NorthStar EMS is accepting applications for its second training class that will provide employment to those interested in becoming licensed EMTs.

According to a release, following the success of the fall 2022 "Earn While You Learn" EMT program offered by NorthStar EMS, they are launching a returner class, which will begin January 12.

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The release said out of 15 students who enrolled in the fall 2022 pilot class, 10 students successfully completed the program, which allowed NorthStar EMS to put up to five ambulances in service to help with their staffing and deployment needs.

Brent Dierking, director at NorthStar Emergency Medical Services, said the training not only introduces students to the field of emergency medical services but also offers "them a solid career path in a fast-paced and exciting environment."

"Our students realized, right away, that they were called into a profession that helped people when they needed us most," Dierking said in the release.

The release states the program allows qualified applicants to be hired as full-time employees of NEMS where each new employee will participate in an 8 to 10-week training program to become a State of Alabama, licensed EMT at no cost to them.

Those interested in becoming a member of the program will receive a training wage of $12.50 per hour and have benefits paid throughout the duration of the EMT training program.

The release states once students complete the training program and receive the state licensure, they will be placed into a full-time EMT position with an hourly rate up to $15 per hour including benefits.

The release states the class will take place at NorthStar EMS, located at 2106 17th Avenue in Tuscaloosa from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Participants may be required to have weekend and evening hours.

Those interested in applying can click here to find the application or call 205-247-4745 for more information.

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