Spirit Medical Transport offers EMT scholarship opportunities


Spirit’s recent EMT graduates recite the EMT prayer during a recent commencement ceremony recognizing their successful completion of the EMT program. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Whitney Reffitt, Cory Weaver, (back row, l-r) Nolan Hensley and Kyle Hinton. Since graduating, all four are working in the field full time at Spirit.

Spirit’s recent EMT graduates recite the EMT prayer during a recent commencement ceremony recognizing their successful completion of the EMT program. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Whitney Reffitt, Cory Weaver, (back row, l-r) Nolan Hensley and Kyle Hinton. Since graduating, all four are working in the field full time at Spirit.


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GREENVILLE – Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, has announced another round of scholarship opportunities to those interested in becoming an emergency medical technician.

Through 6 p.m. Oct. 15, Spirit again will accept scholarship applications from individuals who have an interest in becoming an EMT and working full time for Spirit once they’ve successfully completed their class, passed their national EMT test and completed field training. The “full-ride” scholarship involves a two-year full-time employment commitment to Spirit. Application requests can be made by going online to the Spirit webpage at www.spiritmedicaltransport.com and clicking on the graduation cap or by emailing Spirit’s Human Resource Assistant Andrea Cahill at acahill@spiritmedicaltransport.com.

After submitting the application, candidates will be interviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis by a member of the Spirit human resources department. Panel interviews of scholarship finalists will take place the week of Oct. 15 at the Greenville office. Orientation night for successful applicants will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 19. Successful candidates are paid while attending the classes.

The classes are a partnership between Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, and Four County Career Center based in Archbold. Classes will be held in the classroom at Spirit’s Greenville office five days a week starting Nov. 6 through Dec. 31. Scheduled time off for the holidays has been included in the class syllabus. For those not living in the Greenville area, transportation options to and/or from class are also being made available.

Company officials said the program offered by Spirit is unique while mutually beneficial.

Company officials have graduated more than 40 EMTs from the scholarship program that first began in August 2017. This past August, the company expanded its scholarship program to its working EMTs, offering them a paramedic scholarship program. There are currently 10 Spirit EMTs in a 14-month paramedic program being held at Spirit’s Greenville office, also in partnership with Four County Career Center.

“We are focused on making Spirit Medical Transport a place where people come to work, learn and grow in their EMS career,” Spirit President/CEO Brian K. Hathaway said. “Many of the people who have gone through our EMT program have come to love working in this career field. Many of the recipients of the program have shared that becoming an EMT is a dream come true for them that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible.”

With offices in Greenville, Celina, Sidney and Van Wert in Ohio along with Liberty, Indiana. Hathaway said the scholarship is open to people who live near their respective service areas.

“As a company, we are pleased to open the doors of opportunity to those individuals who are in pursuit of a rewarding career and have a passion to serve people during some of the roughest days of their lives. It’s so exciting to enable personal growth and career success to those who want to join us and our commitment to serve the community,” Hathaway concluded.

Spirit’s recent EMT graduates recite the EMT prayer during a recent commencement ceremony recognizing their successful completion of the EMT program. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Whitney Reffitt, Cory Weaver, (back row, l-r) Nolan Hensley and Kyle Hinton. Since graduating, all four are working in the field full time at Spirit.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/10/web1_Spirit-Graduation-WEB.jpgSpirit’s recent EMT graduates recite the EMT prayer during a recent commencement ceremony recognizing their successful completion of the EMT program. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Whitney Reffitt, Cory Weaver, (back row, l-r) Nolan Hensley and Kyle Hinton. Since graduating, all four are working in the field full time at Spirit. Courtesy photo