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Ride Along Observation

# Hours Per Shift: 12

Venue Name: Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad

Venue Address: 3769 East Stratford Road
Virginia Beach ,VA,23455

Details :

Experience life as an EMT. Join us for a ride along and experience first hand what it's like to partake in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of public safety. Watch EMTs provide lifesaving medical assistance to those in need and learn what it takes to become a volunteer EMT in the community

You do not need to be a resident of Virginia Beach to ride along.

Observer Requirements:

  • Observers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Observers must be neatly attired, have on closed-toed shoes (i.e. no sandals, flip flops, etc.), and wear a collared shirt or blouse and dark or khaki trousers/shorts. Jeans, t-shirts with messages or advertising, ball caps, etc. are prohibited.
  • The “Observer Badge” must be worn and clearly visible at all times.
  • Except when patient care dictates, the observer cannot ride in the front cab seat.
  • The observer cannot render patient care, talk on the radio, drive an EMS vehicle, help lift or move the patient, or participate in any activities, other than observing.
  • The Attendant In Charge will instruct observers in safety procedures, including the use of street safety vests.
  • The Attendant In Charge will advise observers that any patient information they learn must be kept confidential; no photography of any sort is permitted.
  • If necessary, the Attendant In Charge, Squad Officer or higher EMS Officer may remove the observer from the rescue vehicle and terminate the observation.

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