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Training More Emergency Medical Services Workers from the Community


Congratulations to our partner Emergency Medical Services Corps on becoming a 2020 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) recipient. This free Emergency Medical Technician academy designed to strengthen and diversify the local emergency medical services workforce will be partnering with the CZI Community Fund to train more community members from Redwood City, Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, and North Fair Oaks. This month, San Mateo County’s most three recent trainees successfully completed their training, and all of them passed the national registry, and are preparing to start their careers in emergency medical services, fire, and healthcare. So far, a total of 14 San Mateo County residents have participated in the program, and 86% of them have passed the national registry emergency medical technician exam.