As a probationary member, you will be training based on a standardized checklist of basic skills and knowledge of our operations. You will be assigned a Field Training Officer who will be your point of contact for any questions, comments or concerns you have and will meet with you regularly to check in on your progress. You will have 90 days to complete this training. At the 30,60 and 90 day marks you will meet with your FTO to review your progress.
During your scheduled hours, you will ride as a part of the emergency response crew to medical calls and perform basic assessment/treatment skills. You may sign up to do special event details and public education booths or programs
Here are some frequently asked questions.
- I have a special health condition that may require special treatment, what should I do?
If you wish to share information about a health condition you may click on the Contact Us link and provide us with your contact information. Someone will be in touch with you shortly so that you may share information confidentially with our staff.
- I am an EMT, taking an EMT class now or plan to take one soon, will I get paid at URI EMS?
URI EMS is a volunteer service. We have limited paid opportunities for special events. However, the experience and help with training to obtain certifications that you will gain from the URI EMS experience is invaluable. We invite you to find out for yourself! In addition to the experience, you will find valuable connections to paid services through our membership.
- Do you offer EMT classes through URI EMS?
We currently do not offer any EMT classes through our organization, please visit the Links page for classes offered near you!