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Forms and Information for Joining the Pennington First Aid Squad

There are a few requirements to join the Pennington First Aid Squad. The PFAS applies a uniform set of rules to all applications for membership.

You must:

Applicants who have EMT certification may ride immediately if accepted for membership

Applicants who do not have EMT certification will join as observers and may ride the ambulance as observers after taking professional rescuer CPR and an in-house orientation course. If the observer has made 2.5% of all squad calls within the six months after joining, PFAS will pay for them to take the EMT course. Applicants who do not have EMT certification will also be given the option of making a deposit of $1200 to guarantee that they intend to ride. The PFAS will then pay for their course. Each quarter after the completion of the EMT course, the member will be reimbursed 1/4 of the cost of the EMT course, provided that member has made at least 2.5% of all squad calls occurring during that quarter. If the member has not been completely reimbursed after 8 quarters, any money remaining of the deposit will be forfeited

Application forms are to be filled out on line. You should expect a request for an interview within 14 days. You may expect to get an answer within 60 days.

Applicants who are 18 years old, must agree to a criminal background check. The applicant will be sent an email with a link to the Trusted Employees website. On that website, they are to give consent to the background check and supply the information requested. Trusted Employees will give them their rights to access and to contest the background check. Applicants are to complete the background check submission within two weeks of submitting their application for membership to the PFAS.

Applicants under 18 years old must bring a parent or guardian to the interview and the parent or guardian will be asked to sign the application form and to have it notarized. Forms may be notarized for free at some banks and libraries. The Squad will reimburse the notarization expense if the applicant does not have access to a free notary.