Fourteen Local First Responders Are Headed to Paramedic School as Part of Award-Winning Earn While You Learn Program

Pictured are twelve of the fourteen local EMTs that are headed to paramedic school as part of AMR’s award-winning Earn While You Learn Program

The First Responders Will Eventually Serve Northern Arizona as Paramedics

Fourteen first responders from Life Line Ambulance, part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, will take the next step in their career advancement and return to school to become paramedics. Life Line Ambulance will be paying for the tuition of the 14 EMTs while also compensating them to go to school, adding a new layer to the award-winning Earn While You Learn (EWYL) program.

“We are excited to invest in the education and advancement of our employees,” said Eileen Rafters, operations manager for Life Line Ambulance. “Providing quality care and highly trained clinicians are important to our organization and are essential elements of our local EMS system.”

Since launching the Earn While You Learn Program in 2018, American Medical Response has graduated over 1,000 EMS professionals nationwide. The program has made a career in emergency medical services more accessible, ensuring that a candidate is paid while training.

About American Medical Response (AMR)

American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR also provides fire services through Rural Metro Fire Department, For more information about AMR, visit and follow American Medical Response on Facebook @AMR_Social on Twitter and Instagram.


1 thought on “Fourteen Local First Responders Are Headed to Paramedic School as Part of Award-Winning Earn While You Learn Program”

  1. These EMTs have and are further developing real skills that people need.

    They should be well paid and the bosses at Global Medical Response should do whatever they can to support their EMTs

    Any bosses that attempt to “MANAGE”, cajole, monitor or otherwise disrespect these EMTs should be immediately fired.

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