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Tri-Community Ambulance Service, Inc. 

Become a community hero today! 


“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”. – Sherry Anderson. 



What does it take to be an Volunteer.........

Requirements for an Active Volunteer Member: 

  • A minimum of 12 hours of primary duty per month
  • Current CPR/First Aid Course or Complete within 6 months
  • Drivers must be over 18 years of age and have a clean driving record per NYS DMV LENS Program
  • Must complete the Field Training Program.
  •  If you live outside the Tri-Community Service area you will be required to stay at the hall while scheduled on duty.
  •  Must be Physically able to perform requirements per NYS DOH EMS 


Class hours for each level of care in New York:

EMT-Basic: 150-190 hours of instruction

AEMT: 150-250 hours of instruction

Paramedic: 1000-1300 hours of instruction


During the program, students will complete classroom-based lecture/learning as well as hands-on training. Students are routinely tested with module exams and lab/hands-on testing which are graded by the instructor. Students are expected to maintain an acceptable average in the course or be subject to removal from the program. At the end of the training, students will be required to take a class final exam. If the students maintain the minimum required class average and pass the class final exam, the students will be permitted to sit for the state final examinations which are in two parts: practical examinations (hands-on scenario-based stations with proctors) and the written examination. If the students pass the classroom examinations, state practical and state written examinations, they will now be certified at their level of care in the State of New York.

Responders, whether career or volunteer, are held to the same standard state-wide.