Please watch the video(s) below prior to submitting an application

If you have never held an EMT license (including current EMT students), please watch the first video below. If you are a current or expired EMT, MICP, or MICN with at least 6 months of EMS experience, or other healthcare professional based in the Emergency Department or EMS (ex. EM/field EMS Physicians, Emergency Department Nurses), who is 18 years of age or older, please begin with the second video.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please complete the short form here to contact the New Member Coordinator.  

Effective immediately, all individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the first Recruit Class, for Recruit applicants, or their membership, for non-Recruit applicants. If you are fully vaccinated or in the process of becoming fully vaccinated, please indicate your vaccination dates and manufacturer in your application. Proof of vaccination will be collected at a later time. Exemption requests will be considered only for medical or religious purposes; please provide all applicable information to the PFARS COVID Team at

For Rescue, Administrative, Driver, or EMS/Rescue Associate membership, please note that applicants must be 18+ with significant prior and ongoing experience to qualify for EMS or Rescue Associate membership. Applicants for Cadet membership must be at least 16 years old by the start of the Recruit Class for which they are applying. Applicants for the Recruit Class who apply out-of-cycle may not be contacted until the following cycle.

For information on employment opportunities, please click here. At this time, we are not holding EMT Classes for non-members. Please do not contact the New Member Coordinator for information regarding future or outside EMT classes.

PFARS Information Video (Recruit Class)

PFARS Information Video for EMTs (18+)


Most of our volunteers say they want to serve because of the deep satisfaction that comes from helping people in need. Our high school and college age members find it a great way to complement their pre-medical education, and even to help them decide which path to pursue.

Questions About Volunteering?

If you have general questions prior to submitting an application, please use this form: