The ECAA utilizes a combination of paid professionals and volunteer professionals to provide its services.
We encourage our volunteers help staff our services on Monday through Thursday nights from 1800 hours through 2200 hours or longer. We also encourage our volunteers to help staff our services from Friday night at 1800 hours through Sunday night at 2200 hours. We occasionally utilize volunteers to staff vehicles on weekdays during the day when paid staff members are on vacation, etc.
Our BLS crews are staffed with 2 to 4 people at a time depending upon availability. Trainees are provided with the opportunity to run with experienced crews until they become more comfortable with their skills.
We allow our volunteers the privilege of responding for calls from within a 5 minute response of our station or they are allowed to relax in our comfortable station between calls. We have a significant enough call volume to allow the volunteers to maintain their skill proficiencies.
Our volunteers are expected to donate an average of 24 hours of service per month. Our volunteers are provided with the following benefits:
- Workmen’s compensation insurance
- Motorola Minitor pager
- Uniform T-shirts
- Uniform allowance
- Training re-imbursement (for courses approved by ECAA training officer prior to training enrollment)
Volunteer applicants must be vetted by:
- PA State Police criminal background check
- PA State Police driving records check
- PA State Police child abuse check
- FBI fingerprinting
- PA Department of Human Services background check
- Personal interview with the ECAA President and First Vice-President
Volunteers must be voted upon by the ECAA Executive Committee and the ECAA Board of Directors. We are always accepting applications for new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the ECAA, you can download the volunteer application form from this site, complete it, and mail it to:
528 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522