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Paramedic Recruitment

We're hiring Paramedics and EMTs in Greater Kansas City.

Members of MARCER, the Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Rescue Committee, are participating in a joint recruitment effort to bring qualified Paramedics and EMTs to the Greater Kansas City area.

If you are considering a career in the emergency medical services, we can help get you started on the right path, with information about Paramedic and EMT careers, job requirements and training opportunities.

If you are already a qualified Paramedic or EMT considering relocation to the Greater Kansas City area, you can learn more about the region at VisitKC.com and ThinkKC.com.

About EMS Agencies

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems vary from state to state and city to city. There are a number of different models for delivering emergency medical service care within the Greater Kansas City region.

EMS systems include more than just ambulance services. Emergency services usually begin with a 9-1-1 call, which is routed to the appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). First responders are dispatched to the scene, and, when necessary, patients are transported to a nearby hospital.

First response and transport services are also configured differently from one community to another. They might include police officers, firefighters, EMTs and/or paramedics trained in basic life support (BLS) or advanced life support (ALS). The responders might be city or county employees, employees of a private for-profit entity, or volunteers.

Paramedic or EMT? 

Becoming a paramedic requires more training than becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT). Many EMS professionals start out as EMTs while they continue their education to become Paramedics. In general, paramedics are in greater demand in the region than EMTs, although job openings are available for both positions. Which job is right for you? Learn more»

Training

Requirements vary somewhat between Missouri and Kansas agencies. Several local community colleges and vocational-technical schools offer training for EMS careers. Learn more»

Current Job Openings and Contacts

For links to job openings pages for EMS agencies in the Greater Kansas City area, along with contact information, visit our contacts page»