Global Medical Response Announces EMT Training & Hiring Program in Long Island


Earn While You Learn Class Aims to Boost NY Economy, Address EMT Shortage
Global Medical Response (GMR) today announced it will offer its “Earn While You Learn” program in Long Island beginning in September. GMR hires Earn While You Learn trainees as full-time employees while they take the necessary training and certification courses to become emergency medical technicians (EMTs).

This comprehensive program is an exciting opportunity for New Yorkers who want to begin a rewarding career in Emergency Medical Services and get paid as they train to become EMTs. All training costs are covered, and upon successful completion of the program and obtaining their state certification, graduates are promoted to EMT-B with a competitive pay rate increase. The company is taking applications until September 3 for its first program, which is slated to start September 27.

“GMR is thrilled to announce it is now accepting applications for its next Earn While You Learn Academy in Nassau and Suffolk Counties,” said Thomas Maxian, Northeast Region President at Global Medical Response. “Our program is an innovative opportunity to address the issue of the national EMT shortage while boosting Long Island’s economy because our first responder trainees will get paid to learn on the job.”

GMR, operating locally as American Medical Response, in June launched its award-winning academy in greater New York City, after it announced it would acquire Hunter EMS in May. Hunter is one of the largest private ambulance providers in the New York City metro area, serving all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and several of the largest hospital systems in the area. All-Transit, an operating entity of Hunter, provides staff and resources to the New York City Transit Authority’s Access-A-Ride paratransit transportation program, which provides transportation for mobility-impaired individuals across New York City.

The first academy, which is still underway, is taking place in the Bronx. Those students are expected to graduate later this fall.

Graduated EMTs will have the opportunity to work for American Medical Response (AMR), Hunter Ambulance or CrowdRx. CrowdRx is part of the GMR family of companies and provides event medical support. In New York City, they provide high-profile EMS services at NYC sites and landmarks such as Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium and Lincoln Center.
“Hunter EMS is tremendously excited to add to our talented team of caregivers in New York City,” said Dan Leibowitz, President of Hunter Ambulance Group. “We have had our roots in New York for a long time and creative partnerships like the one we have with GMR and its Earn While You Learn program will allow us to boost the local economy and pay future life-savers while doing it.”

Since launching the Earn While You Learn Program in Buffalo, NY in 2018, AMR has graduated over 500 EMS professionals. The program has made a career in emergency medical services more accessible, ensuring that candidates are financially stable while they are training.

Earn While You Learn was honored by the American Ambulance Association in the best Employee Programs Category. Similar programs have also been launched in Alabama, Buffalo, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, NYC-Bronx, Ohio and Tennessee.

Interested applicants should apply via the GMR Careers Page by September 3, 2021. The academy will begin September 27, 2021. Subsequent academies will soon follow and interested applicants are encouraged to apply.