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At a familiy gathering, a loved one suddenly grabs his chest and collapses to the ground.  Someone calls 911 as family members try to figure out what is happening.  When the alarms goes off, EMTs respond to the call.  When the ambulance pulls into the driveway, the EMTs gather their equipment and rush into the home.  They immediately assess the patient, begin treatment, then load him on the ambulance and transport him to the hospital.  Thanks to their medical skills and efficiency, the family member is able to return home later that day.  This is what it is like to be an EMT for the Iola Ambulance Service.

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Although field medicine has been around for hundreds of years, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is only about 150 years old.  With a strong tradition of continual improvement, EMS is always evolving as new procedures and equipment are developed.  You can be part of this fast paced professional field of emergency medicine by joining our department.

As a member of the Iola Ambulance Service, you will be part of a family who works together to assure that the members of our community are safe.  We will train you so that you can work as a member of our team as we respond to all types of medical emergencies ranging from traumatic injuries, cardiac and respiratory arrests, motor vehicle accidents, and much more.

EMTs are very knowledgeable and highly skilled in the area of emergency medicine and procedures.  This may seem intimidating at first when you are considering becoming an EMT; however, we will put you through an initial training course which will give you all the knowledge and skills you will need to perform in the field.  If you are a nurse, you're already qualified to be an EMT.  If you are already an EMR, EMT, A-EMT, or Paramedic, we can get you started right away.  There are many paths to take to become an EMT on our department; come see which path works for you.

We would love to talk to you about what it is like to be an EMT on the Iola Ambulance Service.  Find out how you can help serve and protect the community you live in all while being a professional member of the emergency medical services.

Use this link to download an application

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