All of our volunteer and career personal undergo training based on the requirements of their individual duties. Basic qualifications include being in good mental and physical health and able to lift at least 125 pounds. Also no one with a criminal conviction is permitted to be on the staff as either a volunteer or career personnel. The following are positions available:
 
Base Dispatcher (Volunteer Position)
Base Dispatchers must be at last 16 years old. Minimum certifications include Responding to Emergencies (RTE), CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Second Medic (Volunteer Position)
Must be at least 18 years old. Minimum certifications include Responding to Emergencies (RTE), CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

First Medic (Volunteer Position)
Must be at least 18 years old. The minimum certification for First Medic is NYS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Driver Only (Volunteer Position)
Must be at least 21 years old with: (1) a valid NYS drivers license; (2) no more than one moving violation in the last 18 months; (3) no chargeable accidents; (4) license that has never been revoked or suspended; and (4), approval be the GVAS insurance company. Minimum certifications include Responding to Emergencies (RTE), CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Advanced Life Support
ALS Technicians must be at least 18 years old and must hold a valid Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate issued by New York State. In addition they must have a current CPR certification.

Transfers
Gates Volunteer Ambulance welcome's transfers from other agencies. Please contact the Captain of Training at 585-247-5519x 109 during normal business hours for additional details.

Explorer Post 500
Membership is open to all young adults starting at age 14 and have completed 8th grade. Objectives are to teach young adults the principles of excellence, orient young adults in EMS, promote service and dedication to the community, teach basic life saving techniques, and educate young adults in principles of leadership, teamwork, and character development. Please fill out an application or contact Assistant Chief Thompson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

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Membership Application
If you are interested in applying to Gates Volunteer Ambulance, please click here to download our Membership Application.