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URIEMS- 1192

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life...As a probationary member, you will be training based on a standardized checklist of basic skills and knowledge of our operations. You will be assigned an advisor who will be your point of contact for any questions, comments or concerns you have and will meet with you regularly to check in on your progress. You will have 90 days to complete this training. Halfway through this training, you will meet with your advisor and a supervisor to review your progress and to be cleared to begin driver training.

During your scheduled hours, you will ride as a part of the emergency response crew to medical calls and perform basic assessment/treatment skills. You may sign up to do special event details and public education booths or programs

What to do in an Emergency!

  • DO NOT MOVE THE PATIENT unless the area is not safe (fire, etc)
  • Dial 401-874-2121 from your cell phone or 4-2121 from a university phone
  • Tell the dispatcher your name, location and a telephone number you can be reached at. Be as precise as possible.
  • Describe to the best of your knowledge what happened & how.
  • Do not hang up until the dispatcher hangs up first.
  • Clear the area of people who are not relatives or witnesses.
  • Have someone await the arrival of the ambulance at the
    entrance to guide the ambulance crew in.
  • Ensure that all access paths are clear for the ambulance crew.