Save a Life Scholarship Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 16, 2016

Redwood City – San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Warren Slocum in partnership with the American Medical Response (AMR) will be launching the “Save A Life” Scholarship Program at the 5th Annual OYE Latino Youth Conference on May 21, 2016, at Canada College. The program will offer two full-ride scholarships to attend the College of San Mateo’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training Program and provide a mentor to help complete the EMT Program. 

After successful completion of the EMT Program coursework at College of San Mateo, AMR intends to offer employment to the scholarship awardees. Qualified candidates must reside in District 4, which includes East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City, and be 18-24 years old and proficient in spoken and written in English. The submission deadline for the application is Friday, June 17, 2016: bos.smcgov.org/save-life-scholarship-program 

“Our intent is to offer young people interested in the emergency medical services field a pathway forward,” said Brad White, Regional Director, AMR. “We hope to cultivate a local, diverse base of qualified EMT applicants for the industry, to enhance the quality of life for San Mateo County residents, and make an economic impact in the lives of local residents.” 

Contact:  Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor, District 4. (650) 363-4570 | wslocum@smcgov.org

Brad White, Regional Director American Medical Response. (650) 235-1242 | brad.white@amr.net

 

Supervisor Slocum is looking forward to collaborating with AMR on this exciting opportunity for young adults of District 4, “the first of its kind in the nation designed to bring opportunity, education, and employment to the lives of young adults in underserved communities,” he said. 

“It will make a real and immediate difference in the lives of the scholarship winners, establish a tradition, and serve our community, now and in the future,” said Slocum. “With AMR as our partner in this venture, scholarship winners will have the chance to learn from the best, save the lives, and be introduced to a rewarding career with many options.” 

American Medical Response (AMR) San Mateo County provides 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services. AMR San Mateo employs approximately 250 Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians and handles approximately 70,000 calls for service annually. AMR has a national reputation for high quality emergency medical care, and they are honored to support youth initiatives and serve San Mateo County as its 9-1-1 ambulance provider. 

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