You’re brave.
You’re strong.
You want to make a difference.

Be part of a caring team of trained responders who answer when West Virginians are in need. We’re experiencing a statewide shortage of Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), and Paramedics.

Start an exciting career.

West Virginia needs skilled EMTs and Paramedics. Right now, you can train locally and become an EMT or Paramedic.

Training Centers

IT’S MORE THAN A JOB.

IT’S A CALLING.

CAN YOUR JOB BE THRILLING AND FULFILLING? YES.

Train in one of four exciting fields!

We are seeking brave, strong, and passionate people to answer the call. Training is quick, extremely affordable, and accessible. Because your success is critical to our state — panhandles to coalfields — you’ll be supported in your training every step of the way.

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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
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Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT)
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Paramedic
PATHWAYS TO CAREERS

How Will You Answer the Call?

Working in emergency medical services requires skill, which you develop, as well as common sense, bravery, strength, and compassion, which you already have. It’s a rewarding and thrilling career! Learn more about the fields and their requirements:

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Technicians

Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians

Paramedic

As we’ve seen over and over again during the pandemic, our EMS workers are absolute heroes. Whenever we need help, they are always the first ones to run to the fire. But heroes like these don’t grow on trees. They’re few and far between and we need to act now to bring more of them into our state. Through these new and expanded efforts to train more EMS professionals, not only will we reduce the burden on our existing workers, but we will also grow this profession in our state, safeguarding West Virginians for generations to come.

Jim Justice
Governor

Latest News & Events

News

EMT-B class planned at New River CTC 

Ems Professionals Are In High Demand

Don’t just take our word for it. There is a shortage of trained professionals in all four fields — Paramedic, EMT, AEMT, and EMR. Check here for continuing media coverage.