Drew/Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps Cadet Program
Location: Madison, NJ
In 2017, Drew University and the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps (MVAC) collaborated to develop the Drew University / MVAC Cadet Program to provide Drew students with opportunities to help their community and to gain professional experience in emergency medical services and public safety. The Program provides capacity building for MVAC in that some students complete the Cadet Program then complete an EMT Certification Program and return to MVAC to become members of the Corps.
Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps expects that Cadets will volunteer their services, following all Rules & Requirements of the Cadet program. MVAC will train the Cadets in CPR and Basic First Aid and provide them opportunities to explore a career or professional work in emergency medical services and the chance to develop related professional skills. Cadets must be highly motivated and achieve proficiency in all skill requirements, take initiative and work with the Crew Chief to gain training and experience. To realize the full richness of the experience, the Cadet must be proactive and make a real investment of time, intellect and enthusiasm.
- Be a Drew student in the First Year, Sophomore, or Junior Year (Seniors may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Submit an application and other required forms to the Drew/MVAC Program Coordinator in the Center for Civic Engagement.
- Pass the background check and be physically able to serve with the Corps.
Responsibilities & Tasks
- Riding on Ambulance Shifts: Most of the 75 hours will be completed riding on shifts with the EMT’s and under the supervision of the Crew Chief. Shifts at MVAC on weekdays are any consecutive 4-hour period between 7am and 11pm, and any 8-hour period between 7am and 11pm on weekends. Cadets may ride during the following times: One 4-hour shift on a weekday and an 8-hour shift on either Saturday or Sunday, until the 75-hour mandate is met. Shifts are scheduled at the start of the Cadet Program and are subject to change depending upon the needs of MVAC. Cadet responsibilities and tasks while on shifts include:
- At the start of each shift, complete a “Rig Check” to confirm that all equipment and supplies are present on the ambulance and in good working order
- Observe patient care by the EMT’s and other first responders while on a call and/or in the ambulance
- Help carry equipment to and from the ambulance and EMT’s while on a call
- Assist the EMT’s with CPR if requested
- Learn how to complete information on a Patient Chart
Additional Responsibilities and Tasks: A smaller number of the total hours may be devoted to helping with cleaning the ambulances, taking part in rig supply checks, the promotion of the Corps, community events, training courses, and drills or functions at the building for which help is needed. Cadets should expect to be assigned tasks as individuals or as a group in support of the organization. With remaining free time, the Cadet may spend it as they wish given it does not interfere with the Corps operations or violate any rules that govern the use of the MVAC building.
For more information or to apply
For questions or additional information about the Cadet Program contact: The Drew/MVAC Program Coordinator Drew Junior Jamie Barbian at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Center for Civic Engagement at email@example.com.
How to Apply: Link HERE to apply. Applications will be open and accepted on a rolling basis for entrance into the program for the following semester or summer.
|Sponsor:||Center for Civic Engagement|
|Start Date:||Jan 4, 2022|
|End Date:||Apr 30, 2022|
|Apply By:||Jan 11, 2022|
|Decision Date:||Jan 11, 2022|