CVFRS EMS is on duty year round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed by paid Paramedics, AEMTs, and supported by volunteers with EMT or EMR certifications. We respond to over 500 calls a year.
All responders are able to provide advanced life support care. Such care may be provided by Paramedics and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs). Charlotte Rescue began offering paramedic coverage in March 2011. We are proud to provide Charlotte residents with paramedic service which delivers the highest level of pre-hospital care available.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) requires 200 hours of classroom and practical training for certification. New national standards require EMT members to maintain 72 hours of training hours over a two year period to be eligible for re-certification every two years. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs) requires an additional 104 classroom hours after the basic certification plus practical training, and Paramedics requires 1500 hours of classroom and practical training.
CVFRS is always looking for new faces and welcomes past members to assist us with our goal of providing emergency medical care, medical transportation and education to the community. If you ever wondered about or had any interest in emergency medical care or driving an ambulance, we encourage you to stop by or call.