Milton Rescue is always looking to take on new volunteers. If you are interested in joining and still have questions after reading this page please contact us and we are more than happy to speak with you!
Requirements: Members may join at age 16 as a cadet. At age 18 cadets may become full members. No prior medical experience is necessary! Time Commitment: We ask that each member be on duty for one 12-hour shift each week (6am-6pm or 6pm-6am). Additionally, we ask that members be on duty for at least one 12 hour weekend shift per month. We can be flexible with timing depending on your availability. Not sure if the timing will work? Give us a call and we can work with you!
FAQs Q: Do I need to live in Milton to be on Milton Rescue? A: No! We have members from all around Chittenden County. You are expected to remain in Milton during your assigned duty shift.
Q: What do I do when I'm not on calls? A: Most members remain in the station training and getting work done while not on calls. There is wifi, two TVs with cable, a full kitchen, as well as several bunks for sleeping while on duty.
Q: Can I drive the ambulance? A: Yes! In order to be an ambulance driver you must be at least 18 years of age, have 2 years of prior driving experience, and pass a DMV records check. Milton Rescue has an ambulance driver training program, so no previous emergency vehicle driving experience is necessary.
Q: Do I need to be an EMT to join? A: No. In order to join you must be CPR certified or be able to obtain it through one of our in-house classes. Milton Rescue encourages all members to further their education and become certified providers.
Q: How do I know if I can handle it? A: There's only one way to find out! No one knows whether emergency services is a good fit until they try it. The majority of our calls are relatively low stress and more routine. On occasion we have the high acuity trauma case or motor vehicle collision but these intense calls are not the norm. When you join you will have a ride-along with a crew to get a feel for what participating in EMS is like. Additionally, your first six months on the squad is a probationary period during which will have the opportunity to decide if you would like to continue.
Still interested in joining? Download the observer application and town employment application below and submit it to Milton Rescue. Once approved, you will be given the opportunity to come in for an interview and ride-along.