We are always accepting applications for new members and cadets to join Youngsville Rescue & EMS. Our members come from all backgrounds and age groups. Most of our rescue members work in other full-time careers, including engineering, teaching, construction work, IT, nursing, and full-time college students. We value many of the additional talents that our diverse group of rescue squad members brings to the agency, both on and off the ambulance.
Persons applying for regular membership must possess a North Carolina EMS credential. The process for becoming a member of our squad involves the following steps:
- Personnel Review: drug test, background check, driving record check, physical agility test
- 3rd person status
- Full 2nd person status
- Full membership after 6-month probation
Please download the application below and fill it out entirely. Submit applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Youngsville Rescue & EMS Membership Application (MS Word compatible, DOCX)
Please do not submit paper applications unless there are extenuating circumstances. Contact the training officer directly if you must submit a paper application so we can ensure it reaches the appropriate personnel.
Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be required to undergo a drug test, background check, driving record check, and physical agility test. These are mandatory and must be completed before you are accepted as a member with Youngsville Rescue & EMS. You may attend squad functions like training while this is in progress, but you may not ride on an ambulance or perform patient care.
Upon successful completion of the personnel review, you will be considered a probationary member. Before you are able to begin riding on an ambulance, you will be given an orientation briefing and take online training for bloodborne pathogens and safe lifting and moving. The orientation will cover squad SOGs, member expectations, and other details that will prepare the new member for being an active member of Youngsville Rescue & EMS.
3rd Person Status
New members will go through a release-to-practice process where they must complete a minimum number of skills demonstrations, patient care contacts, and patient transports to successfully demonstrate proficiency operating as a provider in the Franklin County EMS system. The amount of time for this process varies by person.
Full 2nd Person Status
Once a new member has successfully completed their release-to-practice requirements, they will be released to act as a full member of an ambulance crew. As a released member, you will be able to self-schedule your volunteer shifts. You will be able to operate as the 2nd person of a two-person ambulance crew, typically with a Franklin County EMS paramedic. Members are required to run a minimum of 36 hours per month, with 12 of those hours falling on a weekend.
Please note that you must complete your release-to-practice and be functioning as a full member of our agency in order for us to provide references for employment or patient care hours for educational programs.
Full Membership After 6 Month Probation
All members are on probationary status for 6 months from the time they are accepted as a member. During this time they will be assigned a full member as a mentor and meet regularly with the training officer to ensure they are progressing as a member and having a positive experience. After 6 months of satisfactory performance as a probationary member, you will be given full membership status.