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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Things to Know Before You Apply

New Orleans EMS is a full ALS Service. We are the 911 provider of emergency medical services in the City of New Orleans. We provide prehospital emergency medical care responding to over 40,000 patients while responding to 64,000 calls for service per year. New Orleans EMS serves as a leader in prehospital clinical guideline development and mass casualty incident planning in our region of Louisiana.

We have both full-time and part-time positions and employ paramedics, EMTs, and Advanced EMTs. 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 more. Additional information can be found in our protocols (link to ROPE). 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:


BLS/CPR Healthcare Provider

BLS/CPR Healthcare Provider

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

In addition to traditional EMS roles, New Orleans EMS has taken the lead in special operations, with paramedics serving as tactical paramedics with the New Orleans Police Department, swift water and dive paramedics for water rescue, and HAZMAT paramedics to assist the New Orleans Fire Department. Additionally, paramedics serve with the Louisiana Urban Search and Rescue team, LA-TF1 as medical specialists.


Are you ready to be a part of our team? If so, here’s the next step 

*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: 9/25/2017 5:52:39 PM

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