Even though we might be just Volunteers, We have to go through and do the same training that the Career Personnel have to do. We have access to a wide veriety of trainings that we can complete. Below are some essential classes that are offered to us and the time required to complete.
Any Training with a (*) by the name is Required by most Volunteer Stations for Active Membership.
Emergency Medical Technician Basic, 160 Hours
The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency medical care in a pre-hospital environment at the basic life support level.
*Hazardous Materials Operations*, 24 Hours
The objective of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform hazardous materials first response.
Rescue Technician - Vehicle and Machinery Extrication, 27 Hours
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will perform specific rescue skills applicable to common passenger vehicles and simple small machines (Level I) as well as rescue skills applicable to commercial or heavy vehicles, incidents involving complex extrication processes or multiple uncommon concurrent hazards, and incidents involving heavy machinery or more than digital entrapment (Level II).
*CPR* (Cardio Pulmonary Resucitation), 6 Hours
Upon Seccessful completion of the course, the student will be able to provide successful and adequet CPR. Students will learn how to clear, and maintain the patients airway in an effort to sustain life untill the arrival of EMS.
*Bloodborne Pathogens*, 3 Hours
Successful completetion of this course will ensure crew saftey when dealing with patients with different diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis.
Paramedic, 1100 Hours (Without Clinicals)
The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency medical care in a pre-hospital environment at the advanced life support level.