Join a family of over 100 volunteer EMRs, EMTs, and AEMTs who proudly serve the Town of Westport and surrounding communities with award winning emergency medical care.
Broaden your knowledge. Have fun. Save lives.
EMT AND EMR CLASSES START SOON! Click Here for More Info or to apply.
Broaden your Knowledge
While taking your EMT course you will be immersed into the medical field and taught some of the most valuable information available. And once working on the ambulance, you’ll learn about life in a raw and new way – and straight from the front lines of it all. You’ll be provided with free monthly trainings, advanced certification opportunities, and recertification courses to keep your skills sharp and your knowledge ever-growing.
Although volunteering on an ambulance can be serious work, you’ll be joining a family of over 100 other volunteers who share the same passion for helping others as you do. You’ll be able to enjoy local events such as the Fireworks at Compo Beach, Staples High School football games, annual parties, and the memorial day parade – all while proudly wearing the Westport EMS uniform.
Since 1979, Westport EMS volunteers have served their community by donating their time, educating citizens, supplying the Town with state-of-the-art vehicles and equipment, and without missing a beat: saving lives.
Please contact us for a complete list of benefits and requirements.
FILL OUT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team! As a division of the Westport Police Department, we require background checks on all applicants. For this reason we need you to submit your application with an original signature. If you are in high school and between the ages of 14 and 18, visit Explorer Post 601 by clicking here.
Please download the application from this link. Once complete with notarized signatures (Notary Public Personnel can be found at Westport Town Hall), copies of all required forms, background check authorization, and original signature – feel free to mail it to us or stop by our headquarters to hand it in. We are located at:
Thank you for your passion to help others. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!
Volunteering Questions and Answers
Q: Do I have to work on the ambulance?
While staffing the ambulance is our primary purpose, we do have staff and support positions.
We have positions for CPR instructors and office personnel. If you have a unique skill that you think would be valuable but just cannot work on the ambulance contact us.
Q: What shifts would I work ?
We schedule shifts which are compatible to your needs. Typically they run 8am-1pm, 1pm-6pm, 6pm-11pm and11pm-8am. We are flexible and accommodate whatever time a volunteer can give.
Q: How many shifts a week do I need to work?
We request a minimum of 5 hrs a week but do work with each volunteer to meet both the services and their personal needs.
Q: What are the initial Training Commitments?
The initial training requirements are:
CPR Basic Life Support
EMR for youths between age of 14 and 18
EMT, AEMT or Paramedic for those 18 and older
To Volunteer at WVEMS you must be certified to work in an ambulance. We work with each new volunteer to get certified.
Q: What are the ongoing Training Commitments?
CPR Basic Life Support
Annual OSHA Required Bloodbourne and Respiratory Training
Tri-Annual EMR, EMT, AEMT Recertification (Paramedics re-certify annually)
Monthly “In-Service Training” typically 2-3hrs of training on various topics to keep your skill set up.
Q: Do I have to go to headquarters for my shift?
Yes, our crews are based at our headquarters between calls.