Role of The Volunteer
The Faist Volunteer Ambulance Corps was created at a time when volunteering in the community was a way of life. However, times have changed. Volunteerism has been on a decline. Today we are in need of both "riding" and "non-riding" volunteers to help support our community ambulance service.
Interested In Helping?
You can help in many ways. Experience is helpful, but not necessary. You can become an Associate Member and help with the Corps committees, or become a riding member and become a driver and /or EMT. We will provide all the training, equipment, and uniforms. We can use whatever time you can give.
Become a Junior Member
We have a Junior Membership program that is open to all teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 years old. They are provided uniforms, CPR, and first-aid training. They take part in community outreach programs and are permitted to ride as a crew member with parental approval and only within certain time periods. Junior Members have the opportunity to take New York State Certified First Responder certification at the age of 16 and may take the New York State Emergency Medical Technician course after turning 17 as long as their 18th birthday is before the final exam.
Because most of our volunteers work during the weekdays, we supplement our coverage with paid EMTs. Minimum requirements are a valid New York State EMT certification, CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens, and at least one year's experience as a Crew Chief and driver.