How do I become an ambulance driver?
People who drive ambulances are medical professionals who have completed specialized training in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In Michigan, you must be minimally certified as a Medical First Responder to operate an ambulance, and Star EMS will help you get there!
What is a Medical First Responder?
A Medical First Responder (MFR) is an entry-level position in the field of EMS. MFR’s are trained, in a limited scope of practice, to treat medical emergencies. The MFR is part of a team and will work alongside EMTs and Paramedics.
What skills or treatment does an MFR provide?
Skills at this level include taking vital signs, bleeding control, using devices to support breathing, administering oxygen, oral suctioning, giving CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), splinting, and assisting in the administration of basic medications such as epinephrine auto-injectors and oral glucose. MFR’s are also trained in packaging, moving, and transporting patients. Does this sound like a lot? Don’t worry, we will teach you what each of these things is AND you will feel very confident learning these new skills.
Do you train MFR’s at Star EMS?
Yes, we have a course coming up and we want you to be in it! For more information on the MFR class, complete the contact form and we will reach out to you within the same or next business day. Do not delay, contact us today! The class starts soon!
How long is the MFR Course?
You will meet twice a week, for a few hours, in our training room here at Star EMS. The class will have nineteen sessions and will wrap up in less than two months. Complete the contact form to learn more about the course schedule.
Do you train MFR’s to drive ambulances?
Yes, we most certainly do. MFR’s working for Star EMS must successfully complete our in-house Emergency Vehicle Operators Course. This one-day course will prepare the MFR to safely operate the ambulance. This course has both a classroom learning module as well as a hands-on driving course.
What are the requirements to become an MFR?
You must be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate, or G.E.D. equivalent and not have a criminal record.
How much does the MFR program at Star EMS cost?
Course tuition is $600. This includes a textbook, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and CPR certification. A $100 down payment is required to secure your spot in the class. The remaining $500 balance can be paid in full at the start of class or in the form of a pre-arranged installment plan.
This is the first step in the journey to a rewarding career in EMS. To learn more, please call 248-481-5041 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our contact form. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have, and we are excited to help you get started with this career path!