May 7, 2016

Operational

The operational division of PVRS is responsible for the delivery of emergency medical and rescue services to the community. Operations members comprise the ambulance and medic crews that respond to incidents, as well as the line officers who manage the allocation of resources so that the community is best served. Divided into four different membership types, with different hour requirements.1375124_10152002249462265_6259106_n

  • Junior: For members ages 16-17. Hour requirements are handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • Senior: For members ages 18+. Requires 12 hours per week of duty time, with an additional 12 hour weekend duty crew every 6 weeks.
  • Academic: For students, 18 years or older, who find difficulty to committing 12 hours per week. Requires 120 hours of duty crew, per year. For students who can only run during school breaks or summer vacation.
  • Active Support: For members 18+, who cannot commit to 12 hours per week. Requires a minimum of 18 hours of duty crew per month.
  • Affiliate member: For Loudoun County authorized ALS providers who want to assist the Region A program.

                                                                                                                           Membership Requirements

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  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete an application for membership
  • Schedule a physical with at the approved facility (paid by Loudoun County)
  • Obtain a copy of your DMV Transcript (if over 18)
  • Obtain a state card from Purcellville Rescue for official fingerprints
  • Print and sign a copy of the Access Form and Background Check Form
  • Complete Volunteer Membership Packet:
    – Volunteer Action & Change Form
    – Volunteer Beneficiary Change Form
    – Fire Training Application and Certification (bubble form)
    – Volunteer Membership Packet: Check & Signature Sheet
    – Hepatitis B Consent/Refusal
    – Volunteer Recruitment Questionnaire

 

 

Once an Operational Member

  • You will begin our “Cleared-to-Ride” program. During this program you will receive training and orientation through a regimented program to ensure you are ready for your first shift on the ambulance.
  • You will meet with the Cleared-to-Ride program coordinator and be provided with instruction and IMG_0002materials for completing the program.
  • Attend membership meetings (first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at PPSC).
    • Begin signing up for, and taking part in, training courses:
      – Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Class within one year (18 and above)
      – EMT-Basic within one year with the following prerequisites:
      1. Loudoun County Volunteer Orientation
      2. American Health Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider
      3. Bloodborne Pathogens
      4. Hazardous Materials Awareness