The Huntington First Aid Squad is always looking for new members.
If you are interested, here are the steps you need to take.
Register for an American Heart Association “BLS Provider” course or the American Red Cross “CPR / AED for Professional Rescuers” course. It takes 6 hours to complete.
Once you have CPR certification, you will receive the HCFAS blue application.
Complete and return the application. HCFAS will mail letters to your references.
You will be invited to a personal interview. You will be asked why you want to join the Squad, and be given additional information about HCFAS policies and procedures. You will be asked to sign a Disclosure Form allowing us to do a Background Check. You will also take a Squad-paid medical exam which will include a drug test.
Go to a Squad physician and complete the medical exam.
When all forms have been received, your file will be brought to a Board of Directors meeting to review your application, references, background check, medical exam, and the recommendation of the members attending your personal interview. The Board will make a decision, and you will be notified promptly.
If you are accepted, here’s what happens next.
You will attend Dispatch Training classes for two weeks, then dispatch on your shift for approximately 17 weeks, pass a dispatch exam and attend Ambulance Orientation prior to riding an ambulance.
You have 18 months to enroll in a NYS Emergency Medical Technician course and 3 years to achieve EMT certification. New members serve a 1-year probationary period.
If you have any questions about the process or you are already an EMT, please contact [email protected].