Priority Ambulance of East Tennessee to Host Paid EMT Academy to Increase EMS Personnel and Support for Cocke County EMS System 

March 9, 2023

 COCKE, TN (Mar. 9, 2023)—Priority Ambulance of East Tennessee opened student enrollment today for a paid EMT-Basic certification course for anyone interested in entering the pre-hospital healthcare field and working as an EMT with Priority. 

The course is a collaborative effort between Priority Ambulance of East Tennessee and Roane State Community College’s continuing education program to promote careers in EMS and to reinforce the provision of high-quality EMS services in the county. 

“Priority Ambulance of East Tennessee is proud to serve the citizens of Cocke County and we are excited to provide this career changing program for local students,” said Rob Webb, Vice President of East Tennessee Operations. “We believe in building a foundation of longevity and pride in our EMS system and EMT programs are a great way to support that mission”. 

Upon graduation and passing the EMT-Basic certification exam, students will work aboard Priority Ambulance of East Tennessee units to provide essential patient care to the residents of Cocke County. 

Classes begin Monday, April 10th and will continue for approximately 10 weeks. Students will be paid an hourly training wage of $12.00 and will receive comprehensive healthcare and other benefits with a two-year employment commitment. The application deadline is March 31st. 

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About Priority Ambulance of East Tennessee 

Priority Ambulance of East Tennessee is the largest ambulance company operating in East Tennessee. The company is headquartered in Knoxville with operations serving hospitals and health care facilities in Knox and Blount counties and exclusive 911 emergency ambulance services in Loudon and Cocke counties. The Priority Ambulance of Tennessee team has grown to a 25-ambulance fleet with 175 employees proudly serving our patients and customers. For more information, visit 

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Morgan Szymczyk 
Associate Director, Corporate Marketing & Communications