Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service is a clinical education site for EMS students from various technical colleges. When you arrive to our station and if no one is able to let you in, please call the station at 608-524-3074 Ext 8 or the Captains Cell Phone at 608-415-1865.
Daily Routine: Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your start time
- We start our day at 07:00 with ambulance rig checks, chores and washing the trucks if needed. We expect you to participate in the various tasks we complete throughout the day. Whether that is rig checks, inventory, billing, grocery shopping, training, etc.
- Be in the proper, clean school uniform.
- Be on time for your shift….. If you’re going to be late, call the station and let us know.
- Please bring school work to study or complete while you are not on a call.
- We have manikin’s and training supplies at the stations that you are welcome to use.
- You will want to bring your own bedding as well as money and/or food (if you are staying for a 24 hr shift)
- It is your responsibility to get signatures and any other information that is needed from your preceptor prior to you leaving.
- You will be paired with a qualified preceptor on one of the two ambulances. The crews generally will rotate calls based on a number of different variables. Your crew will work with you to let you know when you are next up for a call. In the event that we do not have a qualified preceptor to pair you with you may be in the fly car with our Captain.
- In either case let your preceptor know what level student you are, what you’re comfortable with, what you need work on, and what skills you still need to complete so they can get a good idea on what to help you with.
- Go through our protocol book so that you know what we are allowed to do. We currently use Madison Emergency Physicians protocols.
- You are here to learn...Please take patient leads and tell us what we need to do, for care while on calls. We will not let you fail!
- Make sure you ask your preceptor for a jacket to wear on calls if needed during the fall and winter months.
- If your feet are on the street, YOU MUST HAVE AN ANSI VEST or JACKET ON, NO EXCUSES.
- ALWAYS wear your seat belt while the ambulance is moving.
- Leave your cell phone in your pocket while on calls. ABSOLUTELY no pictures are to be taken while on a call.