Mayor Sarno states, “I congratulate all the members of the graduating class of AMR’s Earn While You Learn Program. This 7th class has been a tremendous success, with many Springfield residents starting their careers as an EMT. I am very proud of the graduates and appreciative of AMR’s continued belief and investment in our Springfield and their partnership working together to not only defeat this COVID-19 virus but continuing their daily duties of responding to any and all health related calls. Special shout out and thanks to those being honored and recognized for their brave and dedicated services. ”
First launched in August 2019, the Earn While You Learn program is designed to make an easier transition for those wanting to become EMS professionals. Participants are hired as employees and compensated while attending AMR’s EMT-Basic certification course. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining their state certification, participants are promoted to EMT-B with a commensurate pay increase.