Division of Emergency Medical Service

EMS Recruitment

The Recruitment team is involved in the selection, interview, and hiring process of Cleveland Division of EMS employees. Recruitment reviews employment applications and resumes and also runs background screenings. 

Once a selection is made, they track the progress of each new employee throughout their academy training and probationary period. Recruitment works closely with both the Academy Education and Training and the Communications Performance Improvement and Training teams.

The City of Cleveland only accepts applications for current job openings and current testing announcements. To be notified of future openings, applicants can select areas of interest using the link above. An e-mail will be sent automatically when new jobs are posted.

Education/Continuing Education and Training


The Education/Continuing Education and Training Section is responsible for maintaining the recertification of EMS personnel through monthly in-service instruction, training, and testing. These employees stay current on techniques in medicine and pre-hospital care. They train staff on new equipment as well as currently accepted medical practices.

Become an EMT


As one of the country’s first Emergency Medical Service (EMS) divisions, Cleveland EMS responds to thousands of 9-1-1 calls for medical emergencies every year providing life-saving transport to our world-class hospitals. 

There are three types of training for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) roles: 

  • EMT-Basic: entry level for basic life support 
  • EMT-Intermediate: advanced skills including administering drugs and IV fluids
  • EMT-Paramedic: the most highly trained, able to perform life-saving procedures

What does an EMT do?

  • Attend medical emergencies and accidents which may require advanced life support.
  • Assess, treat and manage the patient’s treatment en-route to hospital.
  • Lift and place patients on stretchers, load the stretchers into ambulances and transport patients to hospital.
  • Prepare patient care records and other written reports on the state of a patient’s injuries and the treatment provided.
  • Triage patients to the most appropriate medical facility.
  • Perform daily vehicle and equipment checks, making sure that ambulances and medical supplies (including drugs) are accounted for, and that equipment is in good working conditions.
  • Attend public gatherings such as special events, where accidents or other health emergencies may occur.
  • Providing CPR training to organizations and groups
  • Conducting health screenings