Requirements

Requirements for Membership

A minimum commitment of approximately 80 hours per month is required. These hours consist of a weekly duty night (5:00PM to 7:00AM) and a 24 hour shift every fourth weekend (except Friday and Sunday Crews).  Friday crew is on duty from 5:00 PM Friday to 12:00 Saturday.  Sunday crew is on duty from 12:00 Sunday to 7:00 AM Monday.  If you are not able to pull your duty you must find someone to cover your shift.

Anyone over the age of 16 is eligible for membership at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad.  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.

Prospective operational members will be required to take and pass a physical examination and drug screening administered through Montgomery County. The exam is free of charge. Additionally, background and reference checks will be conducted