At a time when EMS needs more dedicated professionals, more than 40 newly graduated Emergency Medical Technician’s (EMT’s) are now at work in Knox County.
They are graduates of AMR’s award-winning Earn While You Learn program, where potential EMT’s are hired and compensated as employees during their EMT-Basic certification course. AMR also pays for the training. The successful graduates from two courses were honored today at a graduation ceremony AMR officials, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and Tennessee Lt Governor Randy McNally all participated.
“The pandemic has made all health care jobs even more challenging,” said AMR Regional Vice President Brett Jovanovich. “We truly appreciate these people coming on board.” “Ambulance service is critical to the health of the community,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs. “We appreciate AMR, the County’s designated emergency ambulance provider, going the extra mile by paying to train these folks and keeping staffing levels where they are needed.”
“These men and women are supplying a critical service,” said Lt. Governor Randy McNally. “As someone who spent my own career in health care, as a pharmacist, I know how gratifying it is to help people.”