Jobs at 1st Response EMS

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Why 1st Response EMS?

We support you.
We have great opportunities.
We have a positive work environment.

We support you.

Whether you work full-time or part-time, you can always expect to be compensated well, have access to quality training, ongoing learning & development, free uniforms, reliable work and more. We recognize our employees for their outstanding work and have retention rates that exceeds our competitors. In addition, our full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive medical package, paid time off, and continuing education.

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We have great opportunities.

As a leader in EMT Services in the greater Chicago, IL area, we bring years of experience and a solid reputation of safely transporting our patients. We serve a variety of healthcare organizations, and have a team of professionals working to ensure you have the resources and tools needed to do your job every day. We even have two offices for you to choose from - one near downtown Chicago, the other in the south suburbs of Chicago. If you love interacting with people and providing top of the line service, you will love 1st Response EMS.

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We have a positive work environment.

As a private minority-owned business, you won’t have to deal with layers of bureaucracy when you join the 1st Response EMS team. We have an open-door policy for feedback and work diligently to ensure that your concerns are addressed in a timely manner. We also believe in your potential - which means that if your goal is to grow within the company, we’ll do what we can to make that happen. The 1st Response EMS team takes their work seriously and themselves lightly - resulting in an environment that is truly supportive. If that sounds like the right fit for you, search our open jobs and submit your resume today!

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Emergency Medical Technicians Jobs

As a specialist in EMS Services, 1st Response EMS is always seeking dedicated professionals to join our team. Whether you are recently certified or are certified and bring years of experience, we want to hear from you. As an EMT professional for 1st Response, you will get ongoing training with potential job advancement. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help you.

About 1st Response EMS

1st Response EMS is a private ambulance transportation company based in Chicago, Illinois. As a member of our team, you’ll provide transportation services to dialysis centers, nursing homes, hospitals and other medical facilities. You will make a difference by assisting patients who can’t travel by traditional methods due to medical conditions. While we are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, most of our services are scheduled Monday through Saturday for dialysis treatments.

Our services include ambulance transportation to and from:

Dialysis Centers

Nursing Homes


Private Events

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1st Response EMS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, 1st Response EMS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

1st Response EMS expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of 1st Response's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.