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Hiring Hoosiers: Want to be an EMT? Local ambulance company offers jobs and training

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 16:35:52-04

INDIANAPOLIS — If you're looking for a new career, this could be a good offer.

Seals Ambulance needs emergency medical technicians (EMT) in Indianapolis. It will provide eight-weeks of training, with free tuition, certification and testing. Additionally, students will receive a training wage and full benefits while they learn.

Seals offers this course in partnership with Hands Helping Hearts, who are providing the EMS educators. The course will be held Monday-Friday from 2-10 p.m. in Indianapolis, starting in late-September.

“The EMS industry has a real need for talented, dedicated students to begin their careers in EMS,” said Seals Ambulance Human Resources Manager John Hough. “Seals Ambulance has positions immediately available for these students, and this course is the first steppingstone towards continuing to develop their skills in EMS or entering other areas of the healthcare and public safety field. By providing a free class and a wage for them to complete training full-time, we hope to remove all financial barriers towards that goal.”

Between 15 and 20 students will be enrolled in the first set of classes, and Seals will be offering the course additional times in the future.

If you are interested, fill out an application as an “EMT Trainee” at by Monday, September 7. Seals Ambulance will set up a phone interview. Interested applicants also must complete an online aptitude test to qualify to enter the program.

Those accepted into the free course will be fully trained and ready to work for Seals upon passing the national registry exam in eight weeks. The course is offered with a two-year employment commitment.

“Upon passing their national registry exam, our students are immediately able to work on an ambulance making up to $30,000 a year. “With a company-sponsored paramedic class, they can advance their career to make up to $45,000 a year in a short time" said Hough.

Seals Ambulance is the preferred ambulance provider to the Community Health Network. The company also handles 9-1-1 response in the City of Greenwood, City of Franklin and Tipton County.

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