Entry-Level EMT-B - Bay Area CA

Chronic510

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Hello there.
Figured I'd give this a shot. Does anyone have a list of companies that they know of that are actually hiring entry-level EMT-B.

I'm based here in the Sf Bay Area. Northern California.
 
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The following are some of the ambulance companies that service the Bay Area. I hope this helps you in your search for employment.

American Medical Response
Bayshore Ambulance
King-American Ambulance
NorCal Ambulance
Paramedics Plus
ProTransport-1
Royal Ambulance
Rural/Metro
Silicon Valley Ambulance
Westmed Ambulance
 
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troymclure

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Hello there.
Figured I'd give this a shot. Does anyone have a list of companies that they know of that are actually hiring entry-level EMT-B.

I'm based here in the Sf Bay Area. Northern California.

If you are willing to relocate, acadian is hiring in a few areas of southern louisiana.
 
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Chronic510

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If you are willing to relocate, acadian is hiring in a few areas of southern louisiana.

I've actually considered relocating quite a bit. I just dont really have the money to just up and leave from where I currently am now and not have a for sure job.
 
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I've actually considered relocating quite a bit. I just dont really have the money to just up and leave from where I currently am now and not have a for sure job.

There following ambulance companies in the Central Valley are now hiring or will be hiring soon: ProTransport-1 in Modesto, Riggs Ambulance in Merced, and American Ambulance in Fresno.

Rural/Metro is hiring for EMT's in their LA County and San Diego County operations respectively for Bowers Ambulance and Pacific Ambulance if you're willing to relocate in the state (after you've been offered the job obviously). American Medical Response also has EMT openings in several of their operations throughout the state.
 
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patzyboi

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Verihealth based in petaluma but has operations in San Carlos hires once every other month; entry level.

You can put in an online application with Bayshore now I believe.
King-American hires only 25 year old and up (from what I read on the application)
Paramedics Plus and patients plus requires at least one year of IFT from what I've heard, and their online application is cringeworthy.
Westmed and Silicon Valley Ambulance requires you to turn in your app in person.
 

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ProTransport-1 (San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Richmond, Palo Alto, Pleasant Hill)
Royal Ambulance (San Leandro, San Jose)
Rural/Metro (San Jose (911), Pacheco (IFT), Hayward (IFT), Milpitas (IFT))
Bayshore Ambulance !!!WARNING!!! Annoying website (Foster City, San Francisco, San Jose)
Silicon Valley Ambulance (San Jose, Morgan Hill)
Westmed Ambulance (San Jose, Hayward/Union City)
Falck Ambulance (San Carlos, Concord, San Mateo)
American Medical Response (AMR) (San Francisco, Concord)
King American Ambulance (San Francisco)
Golden State Ambulance (San Jose)
Norcal Ambulance (Fremont, Oakland)
Paramedics Plus (San Leando, Newark)
California Ambulance (Martinez)
Apply everywhere you can dude. Don't only apply to places that are rumored to hiring or not having some sort of strict limitation.

That's strictly like 50 mile radius from where I live. I know of people who have gotten hired at Falcon Ambulance, VeriHealth, Riggs Ambulance Service (RAS), Medic Ambulance, etc. I'll probably make a bigger list with more ambulance companies in California since it's a commonly asked question.

CA EMSA has a list too.
 
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ThundahMed

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SF Area

Dude.. i'm in the exact same boat in the exact same area. I'm in SF and have been applying for an entry level EMT job for months now.. still no response from any ambulance companies. This is getting discouraging.
 

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Dude.. i'm in the exact same boat in the exact same area. I'm in SF and have been applying for an entry level EMT job for months now.. still no response from any ambulance companies. This is getting discouraging.

I hear you ... I called for status updates, checked those from online application profiles and all I hear is "its under review" ...since beginning April :/ - at least 2 got back to me - one with a standard response of "we had to unfortunately extend our offer to another candidate blah blah" and the other one said that after posting their opening and interviewing people the accounting people actually imposed a hiring freeze
 

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We gotta get a JOB

I hear you ... I called for status updates, checked those from online application profiles and all I hear is "its under review" ...since beginning April :/ - at least 2 got back to me - one with a standard response of "we had to unfortunately extend our offer to another candidate blah blah" and the other one said that after posting their opening and interviewing people the accounting people actually imposed a hiring freeze

Damn.. hope they take that freeze off soon. I got a voicemail from a company I applied asking if I was still interested in the job, but I tried calling them back and left a few messeges.. no answer and no call back. I think I just screwed my chances... -_-
 
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Damn.. hope they take that freeze off soon. I got a voicemail from a company I applied asking if I was still interested in the job, but I tried calling them back and left a few messeges.. no answer and no call back. I think I just screwed my chances... -_-

Keep calling until you speak to a live person. There still might be a chance.
 
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RocketMedic

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You could move to Oklahoma. Hiring like crazy here.
 

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Haha I would but i'm going to school here. She left a message asking to call back but never picks up. What's going on!
 
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Haha I would but i'm going to school here. She left a message asking to call back but never picks up. What's going on!

I'd walk in to the office, introduce myself, and ask to speak to an HR representative.
 
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Aprz

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Yes, they do.

It's an entry level position, but you gotta start somewhere. Some areas just aren't hiring EMTs.

Some areas do pay EMTs pretty decently too.
 

FuManChu

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Hey everyone.

Cabulance Comfort in San Ramon is hiring. I just applied earlier today and I am scheduled for an interview next week. I just finished EMT school.
It may not be 911, but it's a job, and it's experience.

You need a valid California Drivers license, Ambulance cert, medical examiners card, BLS CPR, and State/County EMT card.

Also, Rural/Metro is hiring for Contra Costa county. Also not 911, but once again good way to get your foot in the door and get some experience as an EMT.

Good luck guys.
 

epikmonolith

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Hey everyone.

Cabulance Comfort in San Ramon is hiring. I just applied earlier today and I am scheduled for an interview next week. I just finished EMT school.
It may not be 911, but it's a job, and it's experience.

You need a valid California Drivers license, Ambulance cert, medical examiners card, BLS CPR, and State/County EMT card.

Also, Rural/Metro is hiring for Contra Costa county. Also not 911, but once again good way to get your foot in the door and get some experience as an EMT.

Good luck guys.

thanks i'm going to give them a try.

what should i leave in the "comments" section, if anything?
not sure if i should make it "cover lettery"...or very simple

i've been out of the job searching mode for a while.
 

FuManChu

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All I put was my phone number and I listed out all the certifications I had such as :
-Ambulance Cert
-State EMT card
-Medical examiners card
-Nremt
-Bls CPR card
Etc.

You attached your résumé right?

Let me know if you hear anything from them!
Good luck
 

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