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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Before You Apply

New Orleans EMS is a full ALS service; we do employ EMTs and Advanced EMTs, however each unit must have at least one Paramedic on board.  We have both full-time and part-time positions.  Paramedics are expected to be proficient in the administration of advanced life support techniques inclusive of cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, advanced medical therapy, mask device and/or a rescue airway device, hemorrhage control, implementation and maintenance of intravenous therapy, and other advanced medical interventions.  EMTs and Advanced EMTs are expected to work in conjunction with their paramedic partners to apply all BLS level skills in accordance with state standards and within regional protocols.

In order to work for New Orleans EMS, you must be current with and certified by both National Registry and the Louisiana Bureau of EMS. You must also be in possession of a Class D Louisiana driver’s license and have a clear driving record for 2 years prior to applying.  The following certifications are additional requirements as listed below.

EMT/Advanced EMT

  • BLS/CPR Healthcare Provider


  • BLS/CPR Healthcare Provider
  • ACLS
  • PALS*
  • PHTLS* or BTLS or ITLS

Annual in-house training courses include Bloodborne Pathogens, HAZ-MAT, and Defensive Driving.  Our Education and Training Department offers regular renewal courses in all required certifications at no cost to employees.

*Both PALS and PHTLS must be completed during the one year probationary period prior to promotion to permanent status.  If you lack these certifications currently, it will not prevent you from completing the application process.

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Last updated: 1/27/2015 2:36:31 PM

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