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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  
November 16, 2007





The City and County of Honolulu opened recruitment for the position of Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT-I) trainee on Sunday, November 11, 2007.  All applicants must apply online at, no later than Thursday, December 6, 2007.


Applicants can find free public internet access at five City district park locations that include Kalihi Valley, Mililani, Wahiawa, Waianae and Waimanalo. Free online access is also available at all state libraries and the University of Hawaii’s public computer labs.


            Information regarding the EMT I trainee position can also be found on the Department of Human Resources website at  All questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Department of Human Resources at 768-8536.


            “This is a good workforce development opportunity and it will help the Emergency Medical Services Division hire, train and maintain a solid base of qualified professionals,” said Honolulu Emergency Services Department Director Elizabeth Char, M.D. “We encourage anyone interested in a long-term and meaningful career in public safety to apply for the EMT position.”


Starting pay for the EMT I trainee position is $2,917 per month.  Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a nationally recognized CPR certificate and a valid Class 3 driver’s license at time of application.  A copy of their nationally recognized CPR certificate and valid driver’s license must be submitted within seven days of filing their application.


Qualified applicants will be scheduled to take a written test on Saturday, January 26, 2008, in Honolulu.  They will be notified by mail approximately seven days before the test.  Those who pass the written test will then be interviewed.  Those who pass the oral interview process will then be scheduled for a physical examination and suitability for hire evaluation.


Persons accepted as trainees will undergo approximately six months of training and upon completion will progress to the level of EMT-II.  They will then be assigned to work at one of the City’s Emergency Medical Services ambulance units.




Ian Santee, Acting EMS Division Training Coordinator,


             Bryan Cheplic, Emergency Services Department PIO
Monday, November 19, 2007

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