Membership and Training Information
The PFEMS offers the opportunities to bet rained as an state certified EMT-Basic, complete our EMD dispatching course or to be trained in CPR.
Not sure yet? The PFEMS also offers the opportunity to ride along with a PFEMS crew as an observer.

The EMT-Basic program is a state approved 120 hour curriculum provided through the Great Oaks Joint Vocational District and 12 hours of clinical practium at a participating hospital. The instructor(s) are employees of Great Oaks JVD and are bound by the rules set forth by the State of Ohio and the school district. Upon successful completion of this program and after successfully passing the National Registry Testing you will be certified as an EMT-Basic in the State of Ohio.

There are usually 2 EMT-Basic classes per year held at the PFEMS. These classes are held at the primary station located at 115 East Temple St. in Washington CH Ohio. Each class usually meets 2 times a week and lasts for 6 months. The minimum requirements to register for the EMT-Basic program include :

Social Security number
Must be 18 years of age prior to the first day of class.
High School Diploma or GED.

The PFEMS charges a $30.00 registration fee, payable prior to the start of the first class. In addition, an instructional fee of $300.00 is also assessed. This instructional fee will be waived for those who become an active member of the PFEMS. Anyone who does not become an active member within 6 months of the completion of the course or who does not remain an active member for 12 months, will be assessed the entire fee. (Active membership is defined in the PFEMS bylaws as 14 hours primary duty per month.)

Everyone that fulfills the minimum requirements as stated above is welcome to take this class, but those who do not intend to become active members of the PFEMS will be required to pay the instructional fee prior to the start of the classes. Please note, potential PFEMS members will be given priority when selecting the final class roster.

All observers and prospective PFEMS members will be subject to a background check conducted by the PFEMS.

The next EMT-Basic class should be started either in late summer or this fall. Please fill out the form below to have your name added to the list.

The dispatcher course is an 8 hour course usually given over two classes. This course is designed to instruct individuals on the methods of emergency dispatching at the PFEMS. This is a non-certification course given to those who want to dispatch for the PFEMS

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to become a active member of the PFEMS. (Active membership is defined in the PFEMS bylaws as 14 hours primary duty per month.)

All observers and prospective PFEMS members will be subject to a background check conducted by the PFEMS.

The next dispatcher course should be with the next 3 months. Please fill out the form below to have your name added to the list.

CPR courses are held both at the PFEMS and off site in the surrounding community. These courses are taught by PFEMS members who are certified CPR instructors. For more information on these courses fill out the form below.

The PFEMS observer program gives individuals the opportunity to experience EMS first hand. Individuals accepted to run as observers will be able to run with an designated crew for a shift and see how it is really done!
Prospective observers must be at least 16 years of age. (If under 18 parental consent must be provided) and pass an background check conducted by the PFEMS.


For more information please contact the business office at 740.335.6137

 

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