Friends of the Westhampton Ambulance, Inc.

What It Means To Volunteer

Looking into what it takes to volunteer is the first step of becoming a dedicated volunteer within your community! You will be making a commitment of time - usually a few hours a week. In addition to going out on calls, you will spend time training, attending meetings, maintaining the equipment, and a variety of other duties. Of course, there is no limit to how much time you are willing to give.

Volunteering requires you to devote time to learning and maintaining skills. All your training will be provided, and once your training is complete, you will be expertly prepared to respond professionally as part of your community’s first line of defense in time of crisis.

What Does It Take To Become A Volunteer?

  • At least 18 years of age. There is no maximum age

  • In good physical health. This, of course, is relative to the duties you will be called upon to perform.

  • Of sound moral character and prepared to fill a position of responsibility and trust.

 

Q.How much time does it take to be a volunteer?

A.It varies from week to week, but on average you'll put in around five hours a week. Many volunteers enjoy putting in more.

Q.What will my training cost?

A. Nothinig! Experienced, professional training will be made available to you.

Q.How long will it be before I can make a genuine contribution?

A.Immediately. And your responsibilities will increase as you gain experience and training.

Q.Will I have any out-of-pocket costs?

A.No. Your uniform, equipment – even your annual physical – will be provided for free.

DO I HAVE TO BE AN EMT?

You do not have to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to be a member of Manorville Ambulance. However, you must be enrolled in an EMT Class or be a cleared ambulance driver before you can come off of probation.

CAN I JUST DRIVE?

Yes, Manorville Ambulance allows members to be either an EMT, a Driver or both. Any non-EMT’s will be trained to assist EMT’s with their roles.

WHAT IF I HAVE NO MEDICAL EXPERIENCE?

Manorville Ambulance holds monthly trainings to help keep EMT’s up to date with their procedures, these trainings are also required for non-emt’s and can help you.  As a member of Manorville Community Ambulance you also have the opportunity to get into an EMT Class for a cheaper price then if you were not in a corps. We also offer CPR/First Aid training to any member at no charge.

DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN MANORVILLE?

No, membership is split into three different positions.

  • In District member
  • Out of District Member (Must live within 5 miles from our District Lines)
  • Associate Member (Lives outside of the 5 mile limit)
  • PROBATIONARY MEMBERS REQUIREMENTS

    A Review period is 4 months. Probation for a new member is 6 monts. Probationary Members must complete the following:

    • Attend all monthly membership meetings during probationary period.
    • Attend ALL trainings during probationary period
    • Attend ALL BLS Committee meetings during probationary period
    • Attend ALL OSHA training and HazMat Awareness Training.
    • Complete NIMS Training.

    Serve one (1) 4-hour Duty Crew per week during the following hours:

    • 1800 hrs -0600 hrs Weekdays and/or
    • 1800-0600 hrs Friday – Monday

    The total number of duty Crews that need to be completed in the 6-month Probationary period is 24 Duty Crews.
    Additional Duty Crews such as Stand-Bys, trainings, and/or special events are excluded from the above requirements unless approved by the Company Officers

    Any exceptions to these rules are to be approved by the Officers of Manorville Community Ambulance and will be reviewed every 6 months.

    You will also be required to havea  drug screening and Hepatitis B shots, Dr. Celentano is used by Manorville Community Ambulance free of charge or you may use your own doctor, at your expense. Forms are provided by our membership committee

    If you would like more information about joining the Westhampton Beach Fire Department or would like to get an application please fill out the form on the next page and submit it. Someone from the application committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

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