Requirements

Requirements for Membership

To be eligible for membership at WVRS, you must: 

  • Be able to spend one night at the station every week, and one Saturday every fourth weekend (approximately 80 hours per month) on duty with your assigned duty crew.
    • You will be on duty from 5:00 pm until 7:00 am the next day every week.  You will eat meals and spend the night at the station responding to calls.*
    • Every fourth Saturday you will be on duty from 12:00 pm Saturday until 12:00 pm Sunday.   You will eat meals and spend the night at the station responding to calls.
  • Be at least 16 years old
    • Minors between the ages of 16 and 17 will participate in our Cadet Program, where they will receive all of the necessary training to become an EMT, as well as assisting on ambulance calls, without having to spend school nights at the station.
    • If you are a graduating high school senior and do not plan to attend college within 60 miles of WVRS, we may ask that you defer submitting your application until after college.  
  • Pass a physical exam and drug screening
    • The physical and drug screen is administered through Montgomery County and is free of charge for all applicants.  
  • Pass a criminal history background and reference check. 
  • Be interviewed and accepted by the membership committee.  

All training, equipment, and uniforms is provided free of charge after you are accepted as a member.  

*The Duty Crews are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Monday - Thursday crews are on duty from 5:00 pm until 7:00 am the next day.  Friday crew is on duty from 5:00 pm until 12:00 pm Saturday.  Sunday crew is on duty from 12:00 pm until 7:00 am Monday.  Saturday duty (12:00 pm until 12:00 pm Sunday) is covered by each crew once every 4 weeks.  Friday crew and Sunday crew do not pull Saturday duty.