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Fourteen Local First Responders Are Headed to Paramedic School

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

The First Responders Will Eventually Serve Northern Arizona as Paramedics 

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 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.  

Members of the local media are invited to reach out to Life Line to interview company officials, learn more  about the program and how the community can get involved. 

Caption: 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.

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. 

AMR is part of the Global Medical Response family. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading  air, ground, specialty and residential fire services, and managed medical transportation organization. With  more than 36,000 team members, GMR delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world.

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