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Emergency Medical Services Corps Spring 2022 Cohort

The Emergency Medical Services Corps (EMS) program of Alameda County is partnering with San Mateo County Health to provide a 5-month full-time free training program with supportive youth development services to encourage diverse members of the community, including underrepresented groups and people with barriers to employment and education, in San Mateo County, to become an Emergency Medical Technician. The academy also provides supportive services such as mentorship and job performance coaching 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 emergency medical services fields that can grow into thriving careers in health care.  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.  

Program Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Young Adults 18 – 26 years of age
  • Able to meet the EMT background guidelines (Please see State of California EMS Authority EMT Background Guidelines provided in the EMS Corps Application)

Course Timeline:

EMS Corps is a rigorous 5-month program. Applications are no longer being accepted for the Spring 2022 cohort.

For more information on the program, you can visit the EMS Corps website and see the FAQ’s document below. If you have additional questions please contact us via email at