Volunteer with NCEMS

Become a Part of Our Family of Volunteer EMTS

Members of NCEMS will tell you how incredibly rewarding and life-changing it is to be an EMT in our community, particularly because we are helping people in our hometown - we ARE neighbors helping neighbors. We respond to emergencies experienced by people in our community who are in need of urgent help – and we can provide that help.

We all take pride in our ability to consistently and compassionately provide the highest level of pre hospital emergency medical care to our neighbors every day of the year - 24/7 - absolutely free of charge.

Our members, all of whom are certified EMTs and fully vaccinated against Covid-19, are a diverse group of accomplished men and women ranging from teenagers to grandparents. We are students, teachers, lawyers, firefighters, social workers, bankers, salespeople, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, nurses, artists, and more. What we share is a strong dedication to serving the health and safety of our community.

Our team members form strong bonds of confidence, trust, and friendship as we all train and work together. These connections help us to make the best decisions as a team as we manage the care and transport of our patients - your loved ones. And...we enjoy what we do!

Read about some of our current volunteers and find out what some of our former members are doing now on our Meet the Corps and Alumni pages.

We Understand the Challenges of Daily Life

We get it - it is difficult to manage homes, jobs, school, families, pets, friends, and social lives! NCEMS offers our members as much flexibility as possible while still providing the community with outstanding emergency care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our active riding members work in teams and are committed to riding weekday or weeknight shifts and one weekend shift each month.

NCEMS also provides all members with monthly training opportunities to maintain our skills at the highest level. These training modules also meet the continuing education hours needed to maintain our EMT certification.

Please explore our website to learn more about NCEMS and what an EMT does. Learn more about ​our members​ ​and ​contact us​ ​if you’d like more information about becoming an EMT and a member of NCEMS.

New Canaan EMS Membership Requirements

We Accept Applications From Anyone Over The Age of 16
(The Minimum Age Required For Certification)

Age 16 to 21

You must already be a certified EMT before submitting your application. To become certified, you must complete an EMT class and pass a written and practical exam. We encourage student applicants to get EMT certified early in their High School career and apply for membership during their Sophomore or Junior year of High School. Students who have completed their Junior year of High School must submit their completed application prior to September 1s​t ​of their Senior Year.

Age 21 or Older

You may submit an application (a) if you are already a certified EMT, or (b) while you are enrolled in an EMT class.

Application Process

Application materials are available below in both pdf and docx (fillable) formats. The Application includes Consent for a Background Check as well as Medical Clearance from your Physician. Please ​don't hesitate to contact​ ​our membership team if you have any questions. We look forward to speaking with you about this rewarding and life changing experience!

The application can be scanned and uploaded to [email protected] or mailed to us at: New Canaan EMS Attn: Membership Chair 182 South Ave New Canaan, CT 06840

NCEMS Application (docx) NCEMS Application (pdf)