Spirit offers paid training for EMT

GREENVILLE — Spirit Medical Transport LLC has announced scholarship opportunities to those interested in becoming emergency medical technicians.

Through Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., Spirit will accept scholarship applications from individuals who have an interest in becoming an EMT and working full time for Spirit once they’ve successfully completed their class, passed their national EMT test, and completed field training. The scholarship involves a two-year, full time employment commitment to Spirit. Application requests can be made at www.spiritmedicaltransport.com. Click on the graduation cap or email acahill@spiritmedicaltransport.com.

After submitting the application, candidates will be interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis by a member of the Spirit human resources department. Panel interviews of scholarship finalists will take place the week of Oct. 15 at the Greenville office. Orientation night for successful applicants will be 6 p.m., Oct. 19. Successful candidates are paid while attending the classes.

The classes are a partnership between Spirit Medical Transport LLC and Four County Career Center based in Archbold. Classes will be in Spirit’s Greenville office five days a week from Nov. 6 through Dec. 31. Scheduled time off for the holidays has been included in the class syllabus. For those not living in the Greenville area, transportation options to and/or from class are also being made available.

Company officials say the program offered by Spirit is unique, while mutually beneficial.

Company officials have graduated more than 40 EMTs from their scholarship program that first began in August 2017. This past August, the company expanded its scholarship program to its working EMTs, offering them a paramedic scholarship program. There are currently 10 Spirit EMTs in a 14-month paramedic program.

“We are focused on making Spirit Medical Transport a place where people come to work, learn and grow in their EMS career,” said Spirit President/CEO Brian K. Hathaway. “Many of the people who have gone through our EMT program have come to love working in this career field. Many of the recipients of the program have shared that becoming an EMT is a dream come true for them that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible.”

With offices in Greenville, Celina, Sidney and Van Wert, along with Liberty, Indiana, Hathaway said the scholarship is open to people who live near their respective service areas.

“As a company, we are pleased to open the doors of opportunity to those individuals who are in pursuit of a rewarding career and have a passion to serve people during some of the roughest days of their lives. It’s so exciting to enable personal growth and career success to those who want to join us and our commitment to serve the community,” Hathaway said.