Local non-profit responds to EMS Labor Shortage

Officials with ProAction announced Wednesday that they are “aggressively responding” to a shortage of EMS professionals in the El Paso area.

“We have great relationships with many employers allowing most successful graduates immediate work opportunities,” said Lou Ortiz, Director of ProAction Emergency Sevices Institute. “We continue to add additional classes to keep up with the heightened enrollment demand” Ortiz continued.

The non-profit agency, established in 1995, recently underwent a significant expansion to accommodate more students and improve the student learning environment.

EMTs are employed in various settings, including ambulance services, hospitals, physician offices, and government agencies.

ProAction’s two current classes are at maximum enrollment, expected to graduate by the end of the year, and will add 60 EMS candidates to the workforce.

The agency’s next cohort is slated to begin in October and will complete the program by the spring of 2022.

For more information on becoming an Emergency Medical Technician, please stop by their campus at 1400 George Dieter, visit pro-action.org, or call 915-532-2771.

For our previous coverage of ProAction, click here.