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Video Launches National Ambulance Emirati EMT Programme

20 Jun 2017

Abu Dhabi, June 20, 2017: National Ambulance today officially launched its campaign for Emirati Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Programme, which targets UAE Nationals in the Northern Emirates to pursue careers in emergency medical service. The programme, which is being delivered in collaboration with the University of Sharjah (UOS), will commence in the 2017-2018 academic year and will train and prepare joiners to serve on the frontline in support of the community. National Ambulance will be reaching out to the community in the Northern Emirates via video which will be shown across social media platforms and VOX Cinemas in the Northern Emirates.

Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, Deputy CEO of National Ambulance, said: “Providing the nation with qualified and specially-trained emergency medical professionals is a strategic objective in line with UAE’s vision to empower Emirati youth and prepare them to work in vital sectors that support the sustainable development of the UAE. A career as an EMT with National Ambulance is not only rewarding but a sign of service to our community; there is nothing more noble than being able to save people’s lives.”

The full-time programme will offer up to 35 UAE Nationals the opportunity to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical experience necessary to take up a full-time position as an EMT with National Ambulance. Candidates must be high school graduates who are between the ages of 18-30 and have completed UAE National Service. Following a selection process, successful candidates will be taken through a training programme with modules consisting of: a Foundation module handled by the University of Sharjah and an Operations module led by National Ambulance.

Al Hajeri added: “Our national EMT Programme is an essential element of our Emirtisation strategy and reflects our commitment to continuously contribute to the enhancement of the emergency pre-hospital care sector in the UAE. Graduates will join our workforce immediately after the completion of the programme. We encourage UAE Nationals, who meet the programme entry requirements, to apply and start serving their communities.”

Interested candidates should visit to register or find out more information about the programme and the criteria of admission. They can also attend one of the information sessions which will be organised in the near future.

For admission to the programme, the candidate must:

  • be a UAE National
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • be at least 18 years of age and not over 30.
  • Pass the selection interview
  • have completed UAE National Service
  • have or in process of applying for a UAE Driving License

National Ambulance provides emergency pre-hospital care in the Northern Emirates through the dedicated 998 emergency ambulance number and smart application. Its primary task is to handle public medical emergency response and provide high standards of emergency pre-hospital care to citizens, residents and visitors across the Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.