Volunteer EMT Requirements
Nearly 75% of all fire and rescue calls require emergency medical services. To meet this increasing demand, CMFC relies on its dedicated EMS operational members to provide high quality lifesaving medical aid to citizens in need. CMFC volunteer EMTs are highly trained and respond to a variety of medical emergencies each year such as heart problems, allergic reactions, traumatic injuries, and delivering newborns.
As a CMFC volunteer EMT, you will have unique opportunities to develop a broad range of both basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) medical skillsets while serving as a valued member of our ambulance companies, rescue squad, swift water rescue team, and/or volunteer county paramedic team.
Minimum operational volunteer EMT training requirements include:
- Background check
- Physical exam
- GearUp Orientation Course
- Online annual Frederick County compliance training
- Online FEMA independent study courses (ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800)
- CPR certification
- PPE and SCBA Course
- Hazardous Materials Operations Course
- EMT-B certification and licensure
All training courses are provided to CMFC operational members free of charge through the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI).