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Emergency Medical Services Corps Cohort
Due to an overwhelmingly number of applicants, EMS Corps has closed its application period for the Spring 2021 cohort. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you are interested in being notified when future applications are open, you can sign up for their mailing list here. Please see below for more information on this program.

The Emergency Medical Services Corps program of Alameda County is partnering with San Mateo County Health to provide a 5-month full-time training program with supportive youth development services to encourage diverse members of the community, including underrepresented groups and people with lived experience similar to underserved populations in San Mateo County, to become an Emergency Medical Technician. The academy’s curriculum trains participants to address racial health inequities in their communities. And in order to be inclusive, the academy provides supportive services to address specific socio-economic barriers to training and employment experienced by underserved communities. Participants who successfully complete the program will gain access to entry-level positions in the health care and emergency medical services fields that can grow into thriving careers. Program participants will receive a $5,000 student grant to complete the training.  This nationally-recognized program is renowned for its transformational impact and feedback from local students is very positive.  For more information on the program, you can visit the EMS Corps website. If you have questions please contact Erika Rincon, via email at or phone at 650-573-2935.