The Chewelah Rural Ambulance is looking for volunteers from the community willing to gain their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification in order to help the ambulance service respond to emergencies in the area. The Chewelah Rural Ambulance is primarily staffed by EMT volunteers who provide medical assistance in a variety of situations. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a background check.
Volunteers receive EMT training that lasts approximately three months. Upon completion of schooling, applicants must pass basic EMT skills testing and a written examination. Training for EMTs is very “hands on” in the classroom and also includes actual patient contact as a student riding along with certified crew members.
Rural Ambulance Member Marie DeFrank said volunteers are critical to ensuring the ambulance service has a full staff.
“We have lots of capable people in our community who may have the time to dedicate to this, including parents whose children are grown and leaving home or college students who are able to spend time helping the community.”
“Our people are still the most important part of Chewelah Rural Ambulance,” said DeFrank. “Our volunteers come from different backgrounds and age groups, but we take great pride in our teamwork and unity in our communities.”
For more information about the Chewelah Rural Ambulance service, call Marie at 936-0413.