Every day people become your neighborhood heroes, whether they are students, nurses, or business professionals. Our volunteers are an integral part of the EMS system serving the city of Waynesboro, VA and surrounding areas. We are pre-hospital emergency care professionals subject to the same training standards and regulations as career EMTs.
Thank you for your interest in joining Waynesboro First Aid Crew. We accept membership applications both from experienced EMS personnel and from new volunteers just entering the field. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. WFAC members come from various educational and employment backgrounds. Many of our members are pursuing or practicing in healthcare or public safety careers. Others are high-school, college, or graduate students pursuing other fields of study. Still others are practicing professionals in a wide variety of different disciplines. Despite our disparities, WFAC members share several traits in common—our strong commitment to teamwork, community service, and Emergency Medical Services.
If it looks like this is the path you want to take, and you want to start giving back to your community, please review the membership categories to decide upon which one you feel best suits your availability and interest. Then all you need to do is pick up an application to complete or download and print one. Then all you need to do is fill out the application and either mail it to the Crew or drop your application off in person at WFAC. You can find our address in the Contact Us section here on our website.
A membership committee representative will begin reviewing your application for completeness. Once your application is processed you will be contacted to schedule an interview. During the interview, questions will be asked that judge your character, morality, and how you are overall as a person. Please do not stress about medical questions, as you do not have to have prior experience to start volunteering at the Crew.
Following your interview, a criminal background check and drug screening test must be completed. The cost of these required screenings is covered by WFAC. Background checks are processed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the turnaround time to receive results of Background checks is approximately two to three weeks. Please do not get discouraged if you do not hear back from us for up to 30 days. After favorable results are received from both tests, your application will be presented to our Volunteer Management Committee for consideration into membership. Afterwards you will be contacted by a membership committee representative so you can be officially added to our volunteer roster, and you can begin taking the necessary steps to begin your EMS career.
After you are a member, our membership committee and/or designee will work with you to help you register for the required training and certifications so you can start helping your community as soon as possible.
Emergency Medical Technician Training
The Waynesboro First Aid Crew trains our volunteers to become Emergency Medical Technicians and will also sponsor the volunteer to continue their education up through to the Paramedic level if they decide that this is what they want for their future. In addition to the education that is offered, this opportunity also promotes volunteerism within the community.