Volunteer with Us

If you’ve ever had to call upon our community’s emergency services, you know how valuable they can be. No matter what type of call we’re responding to, your area ambulance, fire and police responders take great pride in the service the provide.

We’d like to invite you to join us in making this community a safer, healthier place by volunteering at the Irondequoit Ambulance.


What sorts of volunteers are needed?
   Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics

  1. Must be an EMT and hold a valid Emergency Medical Technician certificate issued by New York State.
  2. Must have current CPR Certification.
  3. Must be at least 21 years old with a valid NYS drivers license.
  4. Have no more than one moving violation in the last 18 months
  5. No chargeable accidents
  6. A license that has never been revoked or suspended
  7. Be approved by Irondequoit Ambulance's insurance company.

What are the requirements for volunteers?
We require that medics and drivers provide a minimum of 12 service hours per month. These hours are required to be a member in a voting position; however we fully understand that these hours cannot always be maintained and ask that you simply try to maintain your monthly hours.

When, where and with whom will I work?
We are a 24-7-365 operation. You may work with any given number of volunteers or career staff personnel. You choose your hours and your shifts.

Our facility is equipped with bunk rooms, full bath, kitchen and living room and will be available for your disposal during your shifts.

What training is provided? Is there any cost to me?
We provide ongoing training free of charge. The minimum required training at Irondequoit Ambulance is a current EMT & CPR certification.

Drivers must complete the New York State emergency vehicle operation course, an eight-hour seminar on the legal, safety and operational aspects of driving ambulances and other emergency vehicles.

Medics may obtain any New York State Department of Health certification, but training to the EMT-basic level is required in order to act as the medic-in-charge aboard an ambulance. This certification takes about 4 months to complete, and classes are offered frequently throughout Monroe, Livingston and Ontario counties. 

We maintains a “clearance” (or precepting) process whereby new trainees work with experienced personnel to gain the street-smarts necessary to handle calls without supervision. The length of this process varies for each individual, but most people need 8-12 calls to “clear” in a particular position (depending on their confidence level).

I already work for another ambulance or fire company - can my previous experience be counted?
We will gladly recognize the experience and skills of those who already serve (or have served in the past) with other agencies; however to maintain consistency within the organization each member must go through the same training process.

How does Irondequoit work with other area responders?
Frequently we work hand-in-hand with local fire and police services. In some situations we assists these responders with their duties, and at other times receive their help. We primarily cover the Ridge-Culver, Laurelton and Point Pleasant Fire Districts and have several mutual aid agreements with surrounding agencies.

How can I join?
Download and print a copy of the membership application. If you have difficulty with the online version, please stop by our quarters and we will gladly provide one for you here.

Once you submit a membership application, you will be contacted by our membership officer to schedule an interview. We will process your application and once approved you may start training immediately.