A nationally accredited service in the heart of Carlisle, PA

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic at Cumberland Goodwill EMS? We’re a community-based organization that’s also one of just 7 nationally accredited services in Pennsylvania, equipped with patient care and clinical decision-making tools designed to make a difference when caring for our neighbors.

Our station is staffed 24/7, 365 responding to over 11,500 calls for service each year. We are a 911 emergency response service, and over 2/3rds of all the calls for service are emergency in nature. Being close to UPMC Carlisle, our remaining volume consists of discharges and inter-facillity transports out of that hospital. All calls are handled from our one station in Carlisle; we do not post units and have no substations. Finally, we believe in the philosophy of “One-band, one sound,” meaning our integrated emergency response team uses the talents of both EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics on board Ambulances, Intermediate Units, and Mobile Intensive Care Units to serve of the community.

Emergency response crews typically work a 12-hour shift on a fixed Pitman-style schedule, allowing crew members to know when they have off well in advance. We also hire a limited number of “floating” positions to help fill vacancies. These positions only get their schedule a month in advanced. While we do not pay shift differentials for night or day shifts, our float staff do receive higher pay for having less notice of their shift schedule than other staff members.

For all full-time employees at Cumberland Goodwill, we pay 100% of your health insurance premiums (including for your family) day one of employment, you’ll earn 6.25 hours of paid time off per pay to start (which increases after your first year), you’ll get a 5% employer match to your 401k contributions, and have opportunities for additional educational benefits and scholarships!

Full-time applicants for employment are also eligible for sign-on bonuses or we’ll take over/buy-out contract obligations from other agencies where you may have a standing committment. Our usual incentive equals about 3 months worth of housing payments in Carlisle, and we’re happy to work with our local partners to help you relocate to the area if considering a change of scenery.

Paramedics get an added benefit of tuition reimbursement assistance for any completed degree from any university. Paramedic pay currently starts at $25/hour.

Supporting and supported by our community.

Not looking for full-time employment? We also have part-time positions available from time-to-time. Please understand, however, that part-time employees must be able to provide a minimum commitment of shifts each month that will be discussed with senior management if you are interviewed for a position. Otherwise, we encourage those who might struggle meeting these requirements to join us as a volunteer.

Cumberland Goodwill EMS has partnered with BambooHR to recruit the most talented providers to our nationally accredited service. For paid or volunteer positions at our company, visit this site.

To participate in a temporary ride-along as an observer with Cumberland Goodwill, download this form and follow the instructions to submit it to our office.