Human Resources FAQs

Q: I am a paramedic in another state do I need to be licensed in New York State to work for you?
A: Yes you must currently hold a NY license/certification.  You must file for reciprocity through the New York State Department of Health.

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Q: Do you have on the job training so I can become a Basic EMT?
A: We currently do not offer “on the job training” to become a Basic EMT.  You may take a one semester class at Jamestown Community College or SUNY Fredonia to earn this certification. Websites:

Jamestown Community College
State University of New York at Fredonia

Q: Do you have educational opportunities?
A: We provide continuing educational opportunities at our Training Center as well as online education. W.C.A. Services also offers a Regional Paramedic Program.

Q: What is a typical day in the life of an EMS professional at ALSTAR EMS?
A: One of the most exciting things about working at ALSTAR EMS is that there is no such thing as a "typical" day. Our professionals are at the forefront of every medical emergency both large and small.

ALSTAR EMS utilizes a two-tier response model offering Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) services. BLS ambulances are staffed with two EMTs who are trained to evaluate and treat patients facing a variety of medical emergencies ranging from cardiac arrest, stroke, poisoning, burns, childbirth, fractured bones, obstructed airways, severe bleeding, etc. Our EMTs are responsible for treating, stabilizing, and transporting patients to area hospitals and delivering high-quality, compassionate care at all times.