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Minors between the ages of 16 and 17 can participate in our Cadet Program, where they will receive all of the necessary training to become an EMT, as well as assisting on ambulance calls, without having to spend school nights at the station.

If you are a graduating high school senior and do not plan to attend college within 60 miles of WVRS, we may ask that you defer submitting your application until after college.

Interested Cadet Members should fill out a Ride Along form as the first step in joining.

First Aid Explorers

Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad First Aid Unit
First Aid Unit on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Before the age of 16, youth individuals as young as 14 can join the First Aid Unit, who assist in providing stand-by first aid coverage to community and private events. The Unit is designed to introduce young adults to the Emergency Medical Services profession.

Members are required to attend one event, and one meeting per month as a minimum activity level. This is a year-round activity.

Emergency Medical Response training classes are conducted once a year. The course is free, though there is a charge for books. The training is about 120 hours, conducted on Sundays for about 4 months. No previous training is required.

To learn more about the First Aid Unit, visit this website.