Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services
Do you want to be a City of Pittsburgh Paramedic?

To find out if the City of Pittsburgh is recruiting for positions in the EMS Bureau, go to the Online Employment Center.

What is a Paramedic?

A paramedic is an extension of physician-directed emergency care by protocol and by radio contact with certified emergency medicine physicians. Thus, this advanced directed care is brought to those needing emergency medical treatment and transportation wherever they may be.

Pittsburgh paramedics use some of the most advanced technological equipment available anywhere in the world. This equipment includes the latest technologies in cardiac care, trauma life support, rescue, scuba and hazardous materials handling among others. Highly trained paramedics work alongside of their public safety partners, police and fire, every day to fulfill public safety needs.

Paramedic Requirements
  • Currently certified with a State Paramedic Certification and/or a Nationally Recognized Certification. Applicants must present a Pennsylvania Paramedic Certification prior to appointment.
  • Current, valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  • Become a City of Pittsburgh resident before being appointed to the position.
Out-of-state applicants:

Please contact one of the Pennsylvania regional EMS offices to obtain information on receiving Pennsylvania certificationExternal site link - opens in a new window.

Certification Training

The following organizations have Paramedic training programs:


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