166 Burlington Road
Harwinton, CT 06791
For the last 20 years the ambulance has operated an Emergency Services Explorer Post, a component of the Boy Scout Explorer Program . This program plays a vital role in the ambulance preparing younger members for volunteer service while teaching them valuable life skills.
The program is designed for teenagers between 14-18 years of age. They have the opportunity to attend emergency medical training through the Ambulance Association. The minimum age to become a certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is 14. The minimum age to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is 16. Until trained they can only ride the ambulance as an observer. Once they receive their certifications they can participate on calls as a scheduled member of a crew.
Past explorers have taken their experiences and gone on to become Paramedics, Physicians Assistants, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, to name a few. The benefits of this program to its members are extensive as it teaches young adults how to operate as a member of team to accomplish important goals. Additionally volunteer service demonstrates to colleges and scholarship programs that an applicant has a well rounded approach to academics and community service.
The program is administered through the Boy Scouts of America and the advisors consist of senior ambulance members. For more information on joining this program please visit our membership page.