EMT & Paramedic Courses

Here's your chance to make an impact and help people in their time of greatest need. We welcome already-certified and nationally registered providers, as well as those eager to learn and gain licensure.

Unfortunately Washington County Life Saving Crew does not offer any in-house EMT or Paramedic courses at this time. Many courses of all provider levels can be found locally at Associates in Emergency Care, Virginia Highlands Community College or Virginia Southwest EMS Council. But we do offer frequent opportunities to gain continuing education hours and gain other certifications through the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.

Probationary Period

In order to be released as an Attendant-in-Charge (AIC) and practice independently we require you to complete a probationary period this is basically a formal internship program so you can learn the ins and outs of our agency. Procedures and requirements include:

  • BLS Certification and Class Requirements, including
    • Bloodborne Pathogens (required to ride as a Probie)
    • NIMS (ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800)
    • EMT Course or high (must be obtained within 6 months)
    • BLS CPR at the health care provider level (AHA)
    • Emergency Vehicle Operator Couse (VAVRS or VDFP)
  • Field Training
    • 50 Hour Training Log
    • Field Performance Evaluations
    • Remediation as necessary
  • Release to Practice Independently as AIC

For more information on the probationary period view the probationary packet, click here.

Become a Member

While you have been a probie and running duties as a “third person” on the duty crews, you have also been going through our membership process. It works like this:

  1. Submit your application
  2. You will then be contacted by the First Lieutenant to be interviewed and begin your probationary member process.
  3. Work a minimum of two shifts per month, attend monthly Business and Training meetings, and strengthen relationships as a probationary member for a minimum of three months.
  4. Be voted into the Washington County Life Saving Crew as a member and practice as AIC.

For more information about the WCLSC membership process, Contact Us

Join us. We need you.

Help us help others. And see what a difference it makes in your own life. Start the process by filling out the online application.