EMT Training Loan Program

We are not accepting EMT applications at this time.

Thanks to generous contributions from our Funding Partners and the support of our Program Partners, we are able to announce an EMT Training Program that will loan the tuition of diverse low-income youths of all genders to attend EMT training schools throughout the United States. Those from diverse backgrounds (diverse background shall mean those from backgrounds which are under-represented in the fire service in the United States and Canada).

For complete rules and requirements and an application form, please refer to the EMT Rules and Application page.

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We are very grateful for the support of our Funding Partners and our Program Partners s this Firefighter’s ABCs Program would not be possible without their continued support.

For more information about how you can become a Funding Partner or a Program Partner, please refer to the EMT Sponsors page.

Our current supports include:

Funding Partners:

  • Pierce Mfg.
  • Toyota Corp.

Program Partners:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs Nationwide
  • International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters – IABPFF
  • Emergency Services Consulting International – ESCI
  • Firefighter’s ABCs – FFABC’s


  • Funding Partners – Provide the funding to support diverse youth in attending EMT school.
  • Program Partners – Provides the administration and selection of youth portion of the program.
  • ESCI – Provides the entry-level testing portion of the program.
  • FFABC’s – Provides the Online Internship portion of the program,  the content and support tools portion of the program via this website.

Quinton Adams: Social Media Intern and EMT loan Recipient 5/28/21 Inglewood, CA

Quinton is new to the EMS world and currently serves as an EMT for All Town Ambulance in Los Angeles County.

The Inglewood, CA native holds two science degrees a B.S. in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton and an A.S. in Fire and Emergency Technology from El Camino College.

As the 2021 Firefighter’s ABCs loan recipient Quinton has made strides toward the improvement of diversity within the Fire service.

In May of 2022, he made history as the first Fire and Emergency Technology major at El Camino College to be selected as the student commencement speaker.

Through education and personal achievements, Quinton possesses the leadership skills necessary to positively grow the interest of underrepresented populations in careers in the fire service.

In the future, he plans on entering the El Camino College Fire Academy located in Inglewood, CA where he will earn his Firefighter I certificate.

Quinton attributes his success to FFABC’s, sponsors, and donors who have aided the start of his career.

He is grateful to be a member of FFABC’s and is ambitiously working towards his dream of becoming a firefighter.

I thank FFABC’s and all the donors and sponsors by which I was able to receive this loan to attend EMT school.

I am excited about the opportunity to continue in my desire to become a Firefighter and too support FFABC’s.