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
What are the requirements for volunteers?
When, where and with whom will I work?
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?
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?
How does Irondequoit work with other area responders?
How can I join?
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.