Paramedic Recruitment

A paramedic brings advanced directed care to those needing emergency medical treatment and transportation. Pittsburgh paramedics use some of the most advanced technological equipment available anywhere in the world. This equipment includes the latest technologies in:

  • Cardiac care
  • Trauma life support
  • Rescue
  • Scuba
  • Handling hazardous materials

Highly trained paramedics work alongside their public safety partners, police and fire, every day to fulfill public safety needs. This rewarding and exciting career guarantees no two days will ever be alike.

Paramedic Requirements:

  • Currently certified with a State Paramedic Certification and/or a Nationally Recognized Certification. Applicants must present a Pennsylvania Paramedic Certification prior to appointment.
  • Current, valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  • Become a City of Pittsburgh resident before being appointed to the position.

EMT/Paramedic Trainee Program:

The City of Pittsburgh also offers a program for the position of EMT/Paramedic Trainee. This annual program is geared for diversity and offers a limited number of City residents the opportunity to receive educational training/scholarships.

Out-of-state applicants:

Please contact one of the Pennsylvania regional EMS offices to obtain information on receiving Pennsylvania certification.

Certification Training

The following organizations have Paramedic training programs:

To apply, go to the Online Employment Center.