No prior medical experience is needed. If interested in learning to provide emergency medical care, the corps is willing to sponsor members who wish to enroll in an EMT class.
Those wishing to become EMTs can begin volunteering as significant observers, as a significant observer you are allowed to ride in the back of the ambulance under the supervision on a certified Paramedic, only responsible for small tasks the Paramedics might ask. You can observe calls and accompany Paramedics as you work toward receiving your EMT certification.
Once you have an EMT card and complete our in house training program you are legally able to take emergency calls.
If you are interested in helping but do not wish to get involved with providing medical services, contact SOMAC officers about driving for us. Drivers are a crucial part of every crew, and current drivers are willing to teach new members how to drive and operate our ambulances as well as train new members about the responsibilities of being a driver.
To drive you must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.