If you’ve ever thought you’d like to volunteer with San Saba’s EMS but resisted because you thought (A) the training would be too hard or take too long, (B) volunteering would take too much time or (C) someone else could do it better than you, listen up! We need ambulance drivers and driving is one of the best volunteer jobs we have.
As an EMS volunteer, you’ll get the satisfaction of doing something that really makes a difference. You’ll be part of the life-saving team that keeps our community safe. And, you’ll make a little extra money by earning the $20 per shift expense allowance.
As a driver, we’ll work with you to determine which shifts are most convenient. Then, you’ll wear a pager while you’re on call. If EMS receives a call during your shift, you’ll report to the station and drive the ambulance to the scene. Once on the scene, the emergency management technicians may ask you to help in ways for which you are qualified.
Qualifications for becoming a driver are minimal. You must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Drivers are required to complete the basic CPR class and do a few practice runs with a veteran ambulance driver. The CPR class isn’t hard or long—it takes only one evening and doesn’t involve any work outside of the class.
In addition, many local employers encourage their workers to be part of EMS and will work with you to minimize the impact on your regular job.
If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please call Charlie Peeler (372-1240), W. D. Carroll (372-5181) or Wymond Kraft (372-6016).