We schedule classes for EMT BASICS
typically once a year. WADES uses instructors from the
Career and Technology Center. All instructors are certified and
serving as EMTs for other departments in the area. Currently the course
requires 130 hours of classroom instruction, several hours in on-hands
training at an approved Emergency Room and on-the-job training with us,
observing on actual squad runs.
All that is required to become a student is
a valid, current Ohio Driver's License, a commitment to learn the
assigned material, a desire to give back to your community and your
TIME. You should also live within a reasonable response time to our
station, however all interested people should apply. Williamsport & Deercreek Emergency Squad pays all course and
What do I need to do to become an EMT?
Fill out the
online form to notify us that you're are interested. We will
contact you with the time of our next business meeting. There you
must fill out an application and you will have an opportunity to ask
questions and answer a few. Remember that it may take several months
to assemble enough students to schedule a class.
Do squad members get paid for their
While WADES members are paid a 'Stipend',
members are still considered volunteers. The reward is
learning vital life-saving medical skills and a chance to give back
to your community.
When do I respond to 911 calls?
During the day and evening hours,
all available members are expected to respond to 911 calls. From the
hours of midnight to 0600, a schedule is posted so that only certain
"teams" need to respond.
When is the next class scheduled?
Members are being recruited now for the next
class, a class will be scheduled soon. Contact Gary or Jen for more
Do I need to live in Williamsport to
No. However you must live within responding
distance to our station. While we do have several members that live
outside of our service area, these members spend a minimum of 6
hours per week at our station. Contact us to set up an interview and
we can discuss your situation.
If you would like more information on what
we do and what is involved in becoming an EMT, please fill out the
on-line form and we will contact you. Click here for the