Pennsylvania Launches $1M Tuition Reimbursement Program For EMTs, Paramedics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new state program will provide $1 million per year for the next three years to reimburse Emergency Medical Service workers for their training expenses and EMS agencies for recruiting and retention programs.

“We are excited,” said Chris Dell, chief of the McCandless/Franklin Park ambulance authority and former chair of Allegheny County EMS Council, noting that one of the paramedics at McCandless/Franklin Park has already applied for reimbursement. “There are folks that are currently in EMT programs throughout the region that will hopefully be able to tap into it, and we are also excited that if we have folks considering it, this would be an incentive for them to attend.”

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