Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member?

For your convenience, a membership applications can be downloaded by clicking here

Volunteer Application

You may also pick one up at our headquarters. Prospective members are required to submit copies of their certifications and have a background check performed by WVAA using information provided by you in your application. Once the application is filled out, it can be emailed to:

application@wolcottambulance.com

You may also drop it off or mail it to us. Upon receiving the completed application, it will be reviewed and an interview will be scheduled. Final acceptance will be determined by membership or board of directors vote depending on which group meets first following the completion of the application process.

Do I need special training or experience?

All members are required to maintain a State of Connecticut EMR, EMT, AEMT or EMT-Paramedic license or certification. Our training captain and staff assist members in obtaining the required classes to obtain or maintain their certification. Members in good standing will receive this training for free. No prior experience is necessary. Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience that most paid ambulance services and colleges require!

How many hours must I volunteer?

New members are asked to work at least 24 hours a month. This will help the new member get acclimated to the organization. Veteran members are required to work at least 12 hours per month.

What shifts can I volunteer for?

We are open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. You can volunteer for shifts that fit into your busy lifestyle!

Do I have to live in Wolcott?

Residency is not required. More than half of our members reside in surrounding towns. Our facility has bedrooms and shower facilities. Many of our members leave right for work or school after pulling a shift!

Why did I receive a bill if this is a volunteer organization?

Wolcott Ambulance incurs operational costs just like any other business. We are a non-profit organization. All of the money collected goes to offset vehicle maintenance, medical supplies, insurances, fuel and wages. We are a combination paid and volunteer staffed service. Due to the decrease in the amount of dedicated volunteer EMTs nationwide, we have been forced to supplement the volunteer staff with paid personnel. Most patients have medical insurance. Our billing service will always try to bill the insurance company first. If you are having difficulties paying your bill, please call 1-800-258-3902 or log onto

ambulancebill.com.

Please understand the WVAA does not set the price for ambulance transportation. This fee is set by the State of Connecticut and is based on the level of care provided to the patient.