FREQUENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED


Listed are questions the Clinical Review & Training Committee (CRAT) finds itself answering most often. If you have a question pertaining to being released to provide care at a certain level or about trining in general, check here first. Please note that all these notices are subject to change according to the Clinical Review and Training Committee as well as to the OMD. If you feel that there were any exceptions in your case, feel free to contact the training officer with information regarding why there is an exception and the committee will examine this exception.

I am a pre-probationary member and I wish to become a probationary member.


Please contact the manpower and training committee. Once you are a probationary member the clinical review & training (CRAT) committee then deals with your training to be a released provider, we do not deal with your becoming a member of the rescue squad.

What do I need to do to become a released AIC?


  • Begin with approval from the membership and training committee that you are a member and can begin collecting calls.
  • You must complete the map Training Program, Radio Operations Program, the Elderly Abuse/Neglect Program. We recommend this prior to begining your release process. Your crew captain should be able to assist you in finding this paperwork.
  • You then must have an approved preceptor. If unable to determine who an approved preceptor is or if your preceptor is approved, please contact the training officer.
  • You will then collect at least 20 calls split up as follows: 10 general BLS calls, 5 backboard calls, 5 ALS calls and 1 refusal. If it is an ALS call with a backboarded patient that is only 1 call, you decide which area you need credit for most.
  • At least 5 of your calls must be evaluated by your preceptor, we recommend that these calls be your best calls and also cover a wide variety of calls.
  • At the completion of this collection process which has to be at least 2 months you then turn your paperwork into the Clinical Review and Training Committee for approval for release. You need to have a paperwork coversheet on top, your primary preceptor's letter of recommendation, and your copied calls sheets underneath divided into each of the four sections BLS, Backboard, ALS and refusal.
  • You will then be contacted as to the status of your release at the next training meeting (2nd Thursday of the month at 19:00).

    What do I need to do to become an EMT-B Preceptor?


    You must have been a released EMT-B for at least six months. You must have a current certification at the level of EMT-B or higher, and be familiar with CARS policies, procedures and guidelines. Most of all you must be motivated to educate others, be flexible, be positive, have good communication and leadership skills. You must not be afraid to critique others and approach them with this critique. If you meet these prerequisites then take the required preceptor course, and write a letter to the Clinical Review and Training Committee requesting permission to become an approved preceptor. Contact the training officer for details on this preceptor course.

    How do I begin to collect as an ALS provider?


    Fill out a coversheet to begin ALS collection with a copy of your card and place it in the Training Officer's mailbox. If you do not turn a card in then your agency does not recognize you as being certified at that level, this is very important.

    If you attended class within the TJEMS area the moment you turn the card in, not one moment before, you can begin to collect as an ALS provider.

    If you did not attend class within the TJEMS area then you need to contact the Training Officer to receive approval from the OMD.

    What do I need to do to become a released EMT-E?


  • You must have an approved EMT-E preceptor.
  • You must have 25 points of Scene Management, 25 points of Patient Assessment, 9 Airway points, 15 Circulation points, and 15 Medication points off of ALS level run calls.
  • ***You may use Airway, Circulation and Medication points accumulated in your field internship time as a student towards your release.
  • Each call must be evaluated for points to be received.
  • Turned in no sooner than 2 months you should have a coversheet, preceptor's recommendation and all call sheets with evaluations in back.
  • NOTE: EMT-E MUST have 2 successful intubations with an approved preceptor on cardiac arrests/deceased to be condsidered to intubate solo. You will be released without intubation privlidges prior to this point.

    What do I need to do to become an EMT-E preceptor?


    You must have been released at the level of EMT-E for at least 6 months. You must have a current certification at the level of EMT-E or higher, and be familiar with CARS policies, procedures and guidelines. Most of all you must be motivated to educate others, be flexible, be positive, have good communication and leadership skills. You must not be afraid to critique others and approach them with this critique. If you meet these prerequisites then take the required preceptor course, and write a letter to the Clinical Review and Training Committee requesting permission to become an approved preceptor. Contact the training officer for details on this preceptor course.

    What do I need to do to become a released EMT-I?


  • You must have been a released EMT-E for at least 2 months prior to collecting as a medic.
  • You must have an approved medic preceptor (contact the training officer if unsure).
  • You must have 25 points of Scene Management, 25 points of Patient Assessment, 16 Airway points, 10 Circulation points, 10 Medication points and 25 EKG interpretation points off of medic level run calls.
  • ***You may use Airway, Circulation, Medication and EKG points accumulated in your field internship time as a student towards your release.
  • Each call must be evaluated for points to be received.
  • Turned in no sooner than 4 months you should have a coversheet, preceptor's recommendation and all call sheets with evaluations in back.
  • NOTE: EMT-I needs 1 successful intubation with an approved preceptor to be condsidered for live/pediatric intubations. You will be released without live intubation privlidges prior to this point.

    What do I need to do to become a released EMT-P?


  • You must have been a released EMT-E for at least 2 months prior to collecting as a medic.
  • You must have an approved medic preceptor (contact the training officer if unsure).
  • You must have 25 points of Scene Management, 25 points of Patient Assessment, 16 Airway points, 10 Circulation points, 10 Medication points and 25 EKG interpretation points off of medic level run calls.
  • ***You may use Airway, Circulation, Medication and EKG points accumulated in your field internship time as a student towards your release.
  • Each call must be evaluated for points to be received.
  • Turned in no sooner than 4 months you should have a coversheet, preceptor's recommendation and all call sheets with evaluations in back.
  • NOTE: EMT-I needs 1 successful intubation with an approved preceptor to be condsidered for live/pediatric intubations. You will be released without live intubation privlidges prior to this point.

    What do I need to become an EMT-I/P preceptor?


    You must have been released at the level of EMT-I/P for at least 12 months. You must have a current certification at the level of EMT-I/P, and be familiar with CARS policies, procedures and guidelines. Most of all you must be motivated to educate others, be flexible, be positive, have good communication and leadership skills. You must not be afraid to critique others and approach them with this critique. If you meet these prerequisites then take the required preceptor course, and write a letter to the Clinical Review and Training Committee requesting permission to become an approved preceptor. Contact the training officer for details on this preceptor course.

    What do I need to do to be released to intubate?


  • EMT-E must have 2 successful intubations with approved preceptor on cardiac arrests/deceased to be considered to intubate solo. Will be released without intubation privlidges prior to this point.
  • EMT-P is released to intubate cardaic arrests/deceased patients, need 1 successful intubations with approved preceptor to be considered to intubate livge/pediatric patients. Will be released without intubation privlidges prior to this point.
  • You must meet requirements for release to intubate at your level. Submit call sheets, airway forms and request to be released to intubate to the Clinical Review and Training Committee. If you are unsure of the status of your intubation privlidges please contact the Training Officer.

    What do I need to do to be realsed to perform RSI?


    Contact the Clinical Review and Training Committee.

    I wish to report a clinical incident, how do I do this?


    It is very important that you do report these incidents so that we can help CARS provide exceptional emergency care providers. You can either fill out a form and place it in the training officer's mailbox or e-mail the training officer directly. The training committee deals with clinical incidents that deal with patient care. Special incidents are different and reported to the duty officer/crew captain.

    I want to get money for training.


    All you need to do is fill out a REQUEST FOR TRAINING FUNDS form and dealing what the funds are for. Attach proof of the payment/bill for the training and place it in the training officers mailbox. You will then be notified by the board, usually the treasurer, about receiving the funds.


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