Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad employs certified and credentialed emergency medical technicians, responding to patient needs 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The professional certification levels of our ambulance staff are at a minimum of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B).
For any Basic Life Support (BLS) transport, a certified EMT-B is required to administer medical care on board and during transit. BLS transports are suitable for patients who require a stretcher and who may require basic medical care during transport including, but not limited to, oxygen, suctioning or monitoring of vital signs.
All EMT personnel must complete standardized annual continuing education requirements to maintain their certifications. SBAS conducts extensive in-house orientation for all newly hired personnel, as well as continued training to long-time employees to maintain regulatory compliance, and skills and training on all protocols and procedures.