EMT shortage prompts Allina Health to launch own training academy

[WCCO-TV, March 20, 2019] Both here and across the country, it’s getting harder for EMS services to fill the vacancies among its EMT and paramedics ranks brought on by retirements and a tight labor pool.

“Across the country, we’re seeing not as many people taking on EMT jobs and paramedic jobs,” said Joan Mellor, director of Allina Health EMS external affairs,

That’s why Allina is launching its own Emergency Medical Technician training school. It aims to train, certify and likely hire new EMTs to work for them.

The process will start with a boot camp to help interns overcome employment challenges, such as study habits, transportation and interview skills.

KSTP-TV News also reported on the same story.

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