FAQ

Volunteer

  1. How much time does it take to volunteer for an Ambulance squad?
  2. I work full-time. Can I still volunteer?
  3. I don't know anything about emergency medical service procedures. Can I still volunteer?
  4. Will I have any out-of-pocket expenses as a volunteer?
  5. How do I get started as a volunteer?
  6. What are the requirements to join?
  7. Do you have what it takes to be a hero?

General

  1. Where does Wilton EMS provide service to?
  2. What level of care is provided?
  3. What education opportunities are available through Wilton EMS?
  4. What is Wilton EMS’ Child Safety Seat Inspection program?
  5. Can I volunteer to work on an ambulance?
  6. How much time does it take to volunteer for an Ambulance squad?

Volunteer

  1. How much time does it take to volunteer for an Ambulance squad?Your time commitment will vary from week to week. On average, volunteers put in five to twelve hours per week. Many put in more.
  2. I work full-time. Can I still volunteer?Of course. If you have a full-time job, you can still volunteer and put your hours in during evenings and on weekends.
  3. I don't know anything about emergency medical service procedures. Can I still volunteer?No problem! We'll train you to be a front line emergency medical service specialist. Best of all, it won't cost you anything. Thousands of dollars of valuable career training will be made available to you without any cost to you. We want you...not your money.
  4. Will I have any out-of-pocket expenses as a volunteer?

    Absolutely not. Your training, uniform, equipment, even your required health physical, will be provided for free.

  5. How do I get started as a volunteer?

    Call our squad number: 1-518-587-5590 or contact us via email (see contact section of this website).

  6. What are the requirements to join?

    It is simple to become a member of the ambulance squad.

    Volunteers must be:

    • 18 years of age or older
    • In good physical health
    • Honest, trustworthy and of solid moral character
    • A caring, community-minded person
    • A team player
    • An individual who likes a challenge and enjoys the camaraderie of like-minded men and women.
  7. Do you have what it takes to be a hero?

    The men and women who serve as volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are caring, courageous town residents who lead active lives and still find time to give back to their community. They live their lives like each and every one of us. They are teachers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, business people and local storeowners. When they get home, they spend, as much time as possible with their families just to show them how much they love them. Yet, somehow, these men and women are different. They are special. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, they make the lives of all Wilton town residents safer and more secure...without ever asking for a thank you or compensation. 

    They are our "hometown heroes."

    Dare to be a Lifesaver. VOLUNTEER.

General

  1. Where does Wilton EMS provide service to?

    The Town of Wilton and a portion of the Town of Greenfield. The agency also provides mutual aid to the City of Saratoga Springs, the Town of Moreau, Town of Northumberland, Town of Corinth, Town and Village of South Glens Falls, and the Town of Saratoga (including the Villages of Schuylerville and Victory).

  2. What level of care is provided?

    Ambulances are staffed with a paramedic and an EMT/driver and have the ability of providing both basic life support and advanced life support during transport to one of the area hospitals for further care.

    Our ambulances are equipped with ZOLL X-Series monitors, the ZOLL Autopulse non-invasive cardiac support pump, syringe pumps, glidescopes, vents, cervical splints, the Eject Helmet Removal System, the REEL SplintTM, and traditional and modern communications systems, including onboard-wifi.

  3. What education opportunities are available through Wilton EMS?

    Continuing Ed as a member / employee

  4. What is Wilton EMS’ Child Safety Seat Inspection program?

    The Child Safety Seat Inspection program assists parents in protecting their children by providing certified child safety seat technicians from the Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc.. Wilton EMS holds monthly installation and inspections events. During these events, technicians inspect, instruct and correct improperly installed child safety seats.. Each inspection takes approximately 30 minutes and is free of charge; however, donations are accepted. The donations will be used to fund the operating costs of the inspection program. To limit waiting periods for families, appointments are necessary.

    In addition to the monthly events, individual inspection and installations appointments may be arranged. These appointments may be scheduled with and of our technicians.

    For questions about this program or to schedule an installation or inspection, please contact the Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc. at (518) 587-5590.

  5. Can I volunteer to work on an ambulance?

    Yes. Wilton EMS a has both paid and volunteer staff as paramedics, EMTs, and drivers.

  6. How much time does it take to volunteer for an Ambulance squad?

    Your time commitment will vary from week to week. On average, volunteers put in five to twelve hours per week. Many put in more.