Laid-Off DEMSI Workers May Find Work At HEMSI

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Former employees of Decatur Emergency Medical Services, Incorporated are watching their bank accounts and mailboxes. Some have not received a final paycheck from DEMSI.

The company shut down earlier this month. ts owner surrendered his ambulance license and state EMS certificate. The first responders are looking for a new job. The jobs might be waiting across the river.

Angie Smith spends a lot of time recruiting people to work for Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Incorporated.

“We have a unique way of doing things. Quite honestly, we want individuals who come on board with us to see the way we do things so we can service our community,ā€ said Smith.

HEMSIā€™s first responders focus most of their time taking care of people in Madison County.

“You’re dealing with a county that is 844 square miles, plus the other coverage areas in Limestone County. You`ve got a workforce of about 350,000 people here,ā€ said HEMSI Chief Operating Officer.

That’s a lot of people, a good amount of traffic and plenty of opportunity to handle medical emergencies.

People who worked for DEMSI now have a chance to work for HEMSI.

“We are looking! We are encouraging them to come here, whether they work for an existing company, come from a fire department, looking to relocate or working for an organization that has recently shutdown,ā€ added Webster.

HEMSI managers want to fill several paramedic and EMT positions. The new hires are required to do a one-week orientation and additional training.

You can apply for one of the jobs by clicking here.



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