HOW TO VOLUNTEER
We are always looking for new volunteers to keep our service going. Sugar Creek EMS is comprised of EMT-Basics. Most of our members live in the district, and commute from home when an ambulance is paged. We also have accommodations at our base for members who travel from neighboring areas to stay.
Weekdays our members volunteer their time by responding from home or work, when an ambulance is paged. Weekends are covered by volunteering to remain in the district for 12 hour shifts. During these shifts members respond from home when an ambulance is paged. Members are paid a small stipend for each call, and shift they are a part of.
Members are encouraged to attend classes and meetings with the service. Classes are held at our ambulance base 1-2 times per month. This is to ensure that members remain up to date with the ever changing EMS system.
We currently accept applicants that are 18 years of age or older. All applicants must submit an application, these applicants will then be interviewed, the application will then be reviewed by the board of trustees who will make the final decision. We do offer a ride along program for those who are interested in obtaining an EMT-B license and would like to see how the EMS system works. Those interested in the ride along program must live in district, and submit an application.
To obtain an EMT-B license you must complete 1 semester of courses (approximately 8 credit hours) and pass a state test. (Courses are offered at Kaskaskia college and SWIC). (Kaskaskia College course title is PARM-110 Emergency Medical Technician) Upon receiving an EMT-B license the state of Illinois requires that an EMT-B receives 60 credits of continuing education in a 4 year period. (which is about 5 classes a year) Once a member we offer continuing education monthly at our ambulance base in order to meet these requirements and maintain a valid license. We now offer to pay 100% tuition for new members to obtain an EMT-B License! This includes Books and fees! You must be at least 18 years of age, live within Trenton, or Aviston, as well as apply and be accepted to our volunteer service in order to qualify. Other restrictions apply.Please contact us for more information about this program.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
If you are 18 years of age or older fill out an application below and return to one of the addresses on the contact us page. If you still have questions or comments email us, or message us on Facebook and we will get back to you.
WHAT OUR SERVICE INVOLVES
Sugar Creek Ambulance Service