Boston Emergency Medical Services (BEMS), a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, is one of the nation's oldest providers of pre-hospital care. The agency traces its beginnings back more than 100 years, when it was known as the City Hospital Ambulance Service. To learn more about Boston EMS, visit www.cityofboston.gov/ems.
Boston emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the streets of Boston providing state-of-the-art emergency care with skill, compassion and dignity to those who are ill or who have been injured.
In addition to providing emergency care, Boston EMS has a dual responsibility to serve the Commission's public health goals by identifying the underlying causes of much of the city's emergencies and preventing these crisis situations through education and other forms of outreach.
Despite the name, emergency response is not the only focus of Boston EMS. In an ever changing world, Boston EMS is at the forefront of emergency preparedness and Homeland Security efforts. The Emergency Preparedness division of Boston EMS, through the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, offers expanded and continuing education for City staff, community center, health center and hospital staff, and for area Police and Fire departments. Emergency Preparedness also manages aspects of the City's Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and coordinates the region's Metropolitan Medical Response Service (MMRS). These personnel regularly participate in drills with local, regional, state and federal partners. This cooperative work with our public health and public safety partners has helped to earn high praise for the City and its emergency preparedness efforts.
EMS and other job postings for the Boston Public Health Commission are listed on the Commission's Human Resources website.
All applicants to Boston EMS must complete an online application for a posted job.
For more information, email a Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-343-1125.
NOTE: Paramedics are promoted from within the department only. Many of our EMTs are certified paramedics but work for us as EMTs.