Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services Holds Open House, EMT Training Academy Enrollment

CLAYTON, N.J. – The Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service (GCEMS) Initial EMT Training Academy will hold an open house for those interested in a career in Emergency Medical Services on Thursday, July 25 from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. in the auditorium and parking lot of the Government Services Building, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Bldg. A, here.

The open house will feature individual speakers including GCEMS employees and individuals who began their career at GCEMS and have successfully moved onto other areas of the medical field. Also, various GCEMS equipment including the training mannequins, a bariatric ambulance, the Medical Ambulance Bus, and the ASAP off-road ambulance will be displayed.  

“This one-year training program is offered free to those individuals wishing to obtain an Emergency Medical Technician certification and potentially become employees of GCEMS and the County of Gloucester,” Freeholder Director Damminger said in a press release.  “In the first year of the Academy, all eighteen students successfully graduated from the program. Each student saved nearly $2,000 in training costs as the program was offered to them for free.” 

Freeholder Dan Christy, Liaison to GCEMS noted the high quality of Gloucester County’s EMS. “Gloucester County’s EMS is an award-winning service and the professional staff provides high quality services to their patients.  By training future EMT’s, GCEMS can provide their outstanding education and practices to those accepted into the program without the $2,000 price tag it would cost to be privately trained. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in EMS,” Christy said.

The certification course and internship consist of 649 hours of education followed by a 144-hour residency ride-a-long program. 

The enrollment application period for the next EMT Training Academy class, scheduled to start in September, 2019, is now open.  

No reservation is needed to attend the open house.