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EMS Academy


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In addition to Firefighters, Metro Fire also employs EMTs and Paramedics that are assigned to non-suppression ambulances to meet the growing needs of our communities. The Metro Fire EMS Academy instructs recruits in a range of emergency response skills including essential and advanced EMS tasks, basic and advanced life support operations, multi-casualty incident operations, vehicle extrication and other mandated skills as part of the California and Sacramento County EMT and Paramedic Scope of Practices. 

The academy encompasses extensive hours in scenarios, on the drill ground and in the classroom combining the knowledge and skills critical for performing EMS operations at emergency medical incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and more. Academy staff trains recruits in the skills needed to be successful in their careers and works to instill Metro Fire’s core values of Integrity, Professionalism, Teamwork, and Devotion to Duty.


Metro Fire is looking for compassionate and dedicated professionals to join our EMS team. Metro Fire serves a large and diverse population in Sacramento and Placer County. We are responsible for over 800,000 residents and 350 sq. miles. As an EMT or Paramedic, you will be assigned to a medic unit operating out of 1 or more of our 38+ fire stations. You will have the opportunity to work 48 hours a week (with additional overtime) in a dynamic and challenging fire based EMS system. 

Our medic program was designed to develop EMS professionals and expose members to the fire service. We have successfully transitioned over 175 EMS providers to fire suppression positions. Members who join our team will have the opportunity to advance within their EMS career and/or transition to our fire suppression academy.

To learn more contact our Mentor Program, schedule a ride-along or stop by a Metro Fire Station.

Updates to our Medic Program:

  •  NO MORE 3 year limited term positions
    • Metro Fire can and will be your future and career!
  • Increased accruals:
    • Earn 20 hours a month of Sick Leave
    • Earn 11.9-23.8 hours a month of Vacation Leave
  • Make your education work for you:
    • 6.5% for a AA/AS or 10.5% for a BA
  • Your work schedule based on 48 hours each week:
    • 1.5x for EVERY hour after 40 hours worked
    • Work set days on 24 hour shifts: 1 on, 1 off, 1 on, 4 off
    • Unlimited shift trades

Job Description - Emergency Medical Technician Basic.pdfJob Description - Paramedic.pdfEMS Position Pay Scale for 2023 (1.23).pdf