Our commitment to the personal and professional development of our field providers begins on day one. We have stringent recertification and recredentialing requirements; during onboarding all field providers have required certifications/recertifications completed in-house regardless of status or expiration date.
For initial training we utilize FTEP, the Field Training and Evaluation Program. This type of program ensures tangible expectations are set and all providers receive consistent instruction with time-sensitive feedback. Initial training is phased with varying completion times. Training consists of observation rides, third riding and second seat team member status with field training officers. Our EMTs generally complete the Program within 6-12 weeks, paramedics can anticipate 12-24 weeks, although each field provider’s total time in the Program may vary depending on individual performance. Upon successful completion of the Program field providers earn their pin and are cleared to work independently.