Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad, Inc

"Good EMS doesn't happen by accident." 

Thank you for your interest!

Etown-Lewis EMS is always looking for interested, energetic, dedicated folks who want to help people and make a difference in the community.  Below are some of the more common questions we are often asked about volunteering with our agency, but it is by no means every answer to every question.  If you have more questions or concerns about volunteering, please don't hesitate to call our station: (518) 873-2122 or email us at etownlewisems@gmail.com.

FAQs

How do I become a member?

Call our station: (518) 873-2122, or


Stop by the station: 8143 US Route 9 in Lewis Monday-Friday 8a-4p and pick up an application, or


 
click here for a printable version.

Could you be a squad member?

Drivers must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application. They must have a current CPR card and complete the designated squad drivers training as well as submit the designated squad physical after the approval by the agency. These requirements are paid for by the agency. In addition, the applicant must attend an Emergency Vehicle Operations, EVOC, course at the earliest convenience. Member must attend monthly squad meetings and trainings. All members must sign up for a minimum of 12 hours a month. 

Active Junior members must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and less the twenty-one (21) years of age. They must also have a current CPR card and complete the designated squad physical. Training is provided by the agency. Junior members must be able to qualify for extra curriculum activities at school and have a permission slip signed by their parents. These members cannot take calls after 9pm on a school night. Members must attend monthly squad meetings and trainings. All members must sign up for a minimum of 12 hours a month. 

EMS Attendants are individuals that help the EMT in charge on calls, an extra pair of hands. This member must complete the designated squad physical and become CPR certified. All requirements are paid for by the agency. Members must attend monthly squad meetings and trainings. All members must sign up for a minimum of 12 hours a month. 

Auxiliary members- As an Auxiliary member you could help our agency with grants, writing articles for the newspaper to help promote the agency or minor building maintenance. 

So... what do I get back for my time?

The rewards are priceless!
Giving back to the community, helping a neighbor, saving a life...there is no work more noble, no personal accomplishment more satisfying.
Friendship and camaraderie...your fellow EMS volunteers will become an extended family to you through friendship and shared experiences that will last a lifetime.
Excitement...experiences that will get your heart pounding and your blood flowing like no other work you will ever do.
Respect...from the community.
 
 
Do you have what it takes?

The men and women who serve as volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are caring, courageous town residents who lead active lives.  They live their lives like each and every one of us and still find time to give back to their community.  They are teachers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, business people, and local store owners. When they get home, they spend as much time as possible with their families just to show them how much they love them.  Yet somehow, these men and women are different.  They are special!  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, they make the lives of all residents of Elizabethtown, Lewis, hamlet of New Russia and other surrounding towns safer and more secure...without ever asking for a thank you or compensation.
 
                                                They are our "hometown heroes."
 
Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad...where "Good EMS doesn't happen by accident."