If you would like to join our team of Valley residents and devote some time and energy to help make the Mad River Valley a better place to live and work, we would like to hear from you!
You do not need a medical background to join MRVAS. With a few hours of training, you can be in the back of the ambulance observing our skilled volunteers or upfront learning to drive the ambulance. MRVAS reimburses members for costs associated with training and certification. We are looking for:
Attendants: Attendants are Vermont Certified Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). MRVAS attendants act as first responders who can react quickly to emergency calls and provide patient care prior to the arrival of the ambulance and crew. Also, during duty shifts, two attendants - at least one of whom is certified at the Advanced EMT level - make up the medical crew who deliver care and treatment to patients on-scene and in the ambulance.
Rescue Team: Rescue volunteers respond to most vehicle accidents to provide traffic control, stabilize vehicles and extricate patients. MRVAS Rescue also provides off-road and backcountry rescue, snowmobile rescue and water rescue & expertise on any call where ingenious assistance and special training and equipment may be required.
Dispatchers: Dispatchers answer the calls for help, and dispatch the crew members and ambulances. They can do this from their homes and/or local businesses. They are the first contact with MRVAS in an emergency.
Drivers: As the third member of the duty crew, the driver is responsible for the safe operation of the ambulance with patients and crew on board. The driver will often help with equipment and assist the attendants in moving patients and readying them for transport. Some MRVAS drivers are also certified EMRs or EMTs, although this is not a requirement.
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If you have any questions or to request an application by mail, please call our business office at 802-496-8888 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.