Forward Thinking Family

Our service continues to find new and innovative ways to serve our community and patients. American Ambulance maintains rigorous standards of excellence, which are benchmarks not only at American but within the greater EMS community. Today, the organization employs over 200 qualified professionals as members of the American Family.

EOE/M/F/D/V All qualified applicants will receive consideration, without discrimination because of sex, marital status, race, color, age, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, military reserve membership, ancestry, religion, height, weight, use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap or the presence of a physical handicap.


What types of services do you offer?2019-10-29T10:56:24-04:00

We offer both BLS (Basic Life Support) and ALS (Advanced Life Support) services to our community. Our resources respond to both non-emergency, scheduled facility transports as well as 911 emergencies. Please see our “Services” tab for more information.

What areas do you cover?2019-10-29T10:58:09-04:00

We provide BLS and ALS level care to the city of Norwich, BLS level care for the cities of Griswold and Ledyard, as well as ALS and first responder level care for Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation/Foxwoods. We also provide ALS intercept resources to all NECCOG member towns.

Are you hiring?2019-10-29T10:58:56-04:00

Yes! We are always looking for dedicated, professional EMTs and Paramedics to join our team. To apply for full-time and part-time positions, please visit our Careers page.

What kind of benefits do you offer?2019-10-29T10:59:15-04:00

We offer eligible team members multiple benefits including Major Medical, Health Savings Accounts, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Telemedicine, 401(k) with company match, Paid Time Off, and much more!

What certifications do I need to join your team?2019-10-29T10:59:37-04:00

All of our EMT candidates must have a valid CT EMT license, AHA CPR certification, NIMS 100 and 700, and a current Driver’s License. Our Paramedic applicants need to have a valid CT Paramedic license, AHA CPR certification, NIMS 100 and 700, PALS, ACLS, and PHTLS certifications. Additionally, a clean driving record is highly preferred.

What kind of shifts do you offer?2019-10-29T11:00:39-04:00

As a 24/7 organization, we offer a variety of shifts. A large majority of our shifts are 12 hours in length, but we also have 8, 10, and the occasionally 16-hour shifts. Our shifts start and end at various hours of both day and night to ensure proper coverage of all of our service areas.

I’m looking to start a career in the health-care field. Is EMS right for me?2019-10-29T11:01:28-04:00

It certainly could be! Many of our team members use their EMS experience with us to advance in their medical careers to become doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians assistants, and much more.

This all sounds great! But I don’t have my EMT certification yet. How do I become an EMT?2019-10-29T11:01:57-04:00

To become an EMT, you need to attend an EMT course and pass the National Registry examination process. Our sister company, American Professional Educational Services, offers a state-approved EMT course with some of the highest pass rates in CT and RI. Visit their website to learn more

To view a list of our current openings, please use the link below.


Diverse Service Areas

We offer a unique combination of the experience a large diverse service area provides with the benefits of a personable family-run organization. Large enough to give you diverse experiences… small enough to know your name.

Areas Include:

  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Casinos


• Major Medical
• Health Savings Accounts
• Dental
• Vision
• Life Insurance
• Short-Term Disability

Financial & Retirement Planning
• 401K & Profit Sharing
• Flexible Dependent Care Spending Account
• Flexible Medical Spending Account

Paid Time Off
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Personal Time
• Paid Holidays

Tuition Benefits
• Paramedic School Scholarship
• Paramedic Education Agreement Program

• Cash Payments for Employee Referrals
• Paid Lunches
• Shift Differentials
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Scholarships
• Free Flu Shots
• Uniform Allowance
• Direct Deposit
• Telemedicine
• EMS Appreciation Week
• National Telecommunicators Week
• Team Member of the Month Awards
• Team Member of the Year Award
• Star of Life
• Peer Recognition
• Great Idea Program