Laid-Off DEMSI Workers May Find Work At HEMSI

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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,” said Smith.

HEMSI’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,” 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,” 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.