EMT Program


The purpose of the Freedom House EMS program is to provide at-risk young adults training to become Emergency Medical Technicians, but more importantly the needed life skills to become productive citizens in the community. With this vigorous program, students participate in internships, community service events, and gain meaningful employment once certified as EMT's.


Program Components

Our program is a highly selective, and rigorous training program. We cover a wide range of subjects that focus on the mind first then technical skills needed to give a sense of efficacy in the world.

  • Life Coaching
  • Mentorship
  • Healing Circle
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Study Hall
  • Case Management
  • Community Service
  • EMT Training

Program Goals

At the completion of the program, the graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relevant to their roles as entry-level EMT's. To ensure technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry-level EMT-Basic or any other allied health career professional.
  • Personal behavior consistent with professional and employer expectations for entry-level EMT or other healthcare related field.

Cost Of Program

All training is at no cost to the student. Freedom House EMS will also provide employment to successful students via our partner EmergyCare ambulance service.


Applicant Requirements

  • Interest in a career in the health field specifically Emergency Medical Technician/EMT, Firefighter, within a hospital environment, or Police Officer.
  • High School Diploma or GED (No Exceptions)
  • Over the age of 18
  • Disadvantaged or underrepresented background
  • Attend all classes, internships, and community events as required
  • Attend orientation upon acceptance to the Freedom House program
  • No more than THREE (3) absences during the program
  • Attend graduation ceremony upon completion of the program
  • Proof of a physical exam and TB test within a 12 month period
  • Current resume
  • Meet all PA Department of Health requirements.