Everyone has a reason for doing things, including committing to a volunteer ambulance or volunteer fire department. We see providing emergency medical services as a noble calling, an important activity that can immediately save a life.
But, our volunteers for non-medical jobs are extremely important to our mission, bringing in expertise and experience and freeing up medical personnel for emergencies.
Some of the non-medical jobs you could help us with:
- Help with firefighter rehabilitation at fire scenes — providing water, snacks and support
- Help in our office or around our quarters –if you have office or computer experience, great! Carpentry or other trades, there might be some painting, helping staff go through ambulance checklists
- Help with development and fundraising activities — if you know the river communities and support TIERS’ mission. Even better if you have grant finding and grant writing experience
- Communications, record keeping and coordination personnel on a mass casualty accident scene — in the event that a major disaster ever occurs (click here), people will be urgently needed to help coordinate and direct traffic, supplies, track which ambulances take which patients to what hospitals, provide rehabilitation for rescuers, and dozens of other activities
- Help cover many community events — what a great way to meet new friends and help us make a great impression!
- We also need people we can contact to provide trailers or trucks to transport our Rescue Trailer and ATV to neighboring departments’ areas if needed
We are proud in our appearance, in the condition of our vehicles and equipment, of our fast response times, our reputation among other departments, and in the teamwork and ongoing training at TIERS.
We’re looking for people with time, with responsibility, and with a caring attitude about people and about their community–we’ll take care of the rest!
Have we told you enough? The time that it takes TIERS to serve the River communities is increasing with more calls for our services. We need you to become a TIERS volunteer. Your neighbors and friends need you. Your community needs you. Volunteers make sure that an ambulance can arrive at your house quickly if ever a member of your family needs us.
To join TIERS, please print and complete the Thousand Islands Rescue Membership Application (PDF), or click here to complete the application online.
If you have questions or concerns, explore this website. If you’d like to look things over in person, please stop by TIERS at 100 Union St. in Clayton, or contact us with any questions.