Maurice L. Kemp EMS Cadet Program - Open Recruitment

Published on July 31, 2020

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Program Overview:
The Maurice L. Kemp (MLK) EMS Cadet Program provides youth in the Miami Dade area between the ages of 18 to 25 years old with the opportunity of gaining emergency responder training to increase their future success and employability in the field of emergency response. 

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a one semester program of study (15 weeks).  Once completed the course requirement and passing the State of Florida EMT exam, cadets will have gained the technical skills and knowledge needed to fulfil and excel in roles/positions in the emergency services industry.    

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Component:  
An EMT is the intermediate care practitioner within the field of Emergency Medical Services. These individuals are the first to arrive on emergency scenes and provide the initial assessment and patient care required to stabilize patients in the pre-hospital setting.  Additionally, an EMT trained cadet will have the opportunity to also work alongside other medical professionals in emergency rooms, clinics, and ambulance services.   

Areas of study in this program include: Basic Life Support, Trauma Management, Medical Management, and EMS Field Experience.  

REQUIREMENTS: Please submit the following with the application  

  • Valid State of Florida driver’s license
  • High School Diploma
  • SAT Score Report     

It is important to understand that all candidates will be subject to a thorough background check and be required to pass a drug screening prior to acceptance in the program.  

* Please note that students/candidates are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences. If students must work for financial support; the program strongly recommends a limit of 20 hours of employment per week during program enrollment to ensure success.