When you contact us to consider becoming EMS we will take the time to introduce you to the subject and discuss what it takes to train for the many facets of modern EMS operations. We are a volunteer organization and in return for time is service to the community in whatever area makes sense for you we will provide training at little or no cost.
Our standards are very high and we have a strict selection process. You will need a clean criminal record with no felony charges and clean driving record for at least the past three years. The first step will be to fill in our application and then there will be a period of tabling when local state and federal background checks are carried out by a certified agency.
You will immediately be enrolled in a professional CPR class as this is a routine skill that is used on calls on a routine basis. You will receive safety training and orientation on an ambulance and finally you will be allowed to join a crew as an observer to confirm that you understand what you are getting in to. It is not for everyone and there is a six month period when you will receive substantial additional certified training at which point your peers will vote to elevate you to a full member. There is a minimum 24 duty hours per month commitment that must be met or you will be dropped from the program.