The Ambulance Company functions as the medical branch of the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department. This Company is comprised of approximately 70 volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics who respond to an average of 2000 medical calls a year. The members of the ambulance company are as varied and unique as the community which they serve.
The hardworking volunteers of the Moscow Volunteer Emergency Ambulance Company provide a compassionate and professional service in our community. At least 500 hours are donated every month by the volunteers as they drop what they are doing at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day in order to help a neighbor in need.
In addition to responding to EMS calls the volunteer EMTs and Paramedics are required to maintain their skills through continuing education and extensive training. In order to become an EMT Basic a person must have 120 hours of EMS training, be in good physical condition, and pass both the written and practical portions of the National EMT-Basic Exam.
EMT Basics can continue to advance their skills by completing optional module coursework and testing in intravenous fluid administration and advanced airway techniques. Paramedics receive over 1000 hours of training, clinical, and internship experience before being able to take the National EMT-Paramedic Exam. Paramedics provide a much higher level of care in airway management and medication administration.
Advanced Life Support & Paramedics
The Moscow Volunteer Emergency Ambulance Company is licensed at the Advanced Life Support level which requires Paramedics. We are currently the only ALS licensed volunteer ambulance company in the state of Idaho. In addition to caring for our Moscow community, our volunteer Paramedics also support our outlying volunteer EMS agencies in Latah County through mutual aid calls and training.