New employees to be dispatched by Rural/Metro Medical Services
The 11 trained in Rural/Metro’s eight-week training academy program and all then passed their New York State certification test. They are currently receiving additional on-the-job training and will be fully operational by August.
“We’re extremely pleased that we could hire and soon will deploy 11 new EMTs,” said Jay Smith, Rural/Metro’s Buffalo general manager. “First and foremost, we’re involved in serving the residents of our towns and cities with nationally recognized emergency services. But it’s nice to be able to hire local people in new jobs as well.”
Rural/Metro has about 500 employees regionally, with more than 400 deployed in the field. The company provides pre-hospital medical services for residents of Buffalo, West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, Hamburg, East Aurora, Alden, Evans and Springville.
The new hires include: David Jarvis, Amherst; Jacqueline Czwojdak, Bliss; Thaddeus Konfederath, Bliss; Joseph Casterline, Snyder; Erica Green, Buffalo; DeChon Rogers, Buffalo; Karen Roberts, Buffalo; Matthew Smarr, Lockport; Christopher Hazeltine, Delevan; John Noworyta, Depew; Avraham Siegel, Amherst.
The company plans to hire and train another large group of EMTs starting in September and interested individuals may apply by calling 882-8400 ext. 7055 or going on line at www.ruralmetrowny.com/Employment/ .
To apply, those interested must attend an open enrollment session at 60 Clyde Ave. in Buffalo, August 29 at 9 a.m.; August 30 at 6 p.m.; or Aug 31 at 3 p.m.
Candidates receive all books and supplies at no charge and are paid an hourly rate throughout the academy training program. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a clean and valid New York State driver’s license and pass a background check and drug screening.
Recently Rural/Metro announced that the Town of West Seneca selected Rural/Metro’s Buffalo service operation as its emergency health-care provider, citing excellent service in recent years.
The new employees will help staff ambulances in West Seneca and throughout Rural/Metro’s Western New York Division.