Acadian Ambulance Services and the National EMS Academy are taking applications for the second class of accelerated emergency medical technician program in San Antonio.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 23.
The program is a collaborative effort to head off shortages of emergency services personnel, which are being felt across the state and nation, said Butch Oberhoff, director of governmental affairs for Acadian Ambulance Services.

The intensive seven-week program will begin Jan. 10. Those selected will get paid $11 an hour while they take the course full-time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Acadian covers the costs of the course.

There are 30 spots available.
Those who graduate from the course and pass the EMT National Registry exam will begin earning EMT pay and work as Acadian EMTs in the San Antonio area.

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