Who can be a Medical Responder?

Almost anyone can choose to be an Emergency Medical Responder. You don't have to have any training when you join. We will provide the courses you need to respond to medical emergencies. Here are some of the requirements to be a medical responder:

-Minimum age of 17 years old

-Valid driver's license

-Be WILLING TO EARN or already have an EMR, EMT, or Paramedic license

-Pass a background check

-Be able to walk across uneven terrain

-Be able to assist with lifting patients and carrying equipment

-Have a desire to learn and better yourself

-Be a team player

-Be able to work under pressure or have a desire to be able to do so

What are some benefits to joining?

Free Training
We provide our members with state and federal training. We send our firefighters through a 64-hour basic firefighter, followed by a 16-hour live burn at TFACA. This allows them to sit for the FF1 Certification. We also provide Emergency Medical Responder, Basic HAZMAT, Extrication, and driver training to our members. You put in the time, we put in the dime. We want our firefighters to be skilled so that they have more opportunities in the future.

Worker's Compensation
We have workers compensation so that if you were to be injured in the line of duty you will be taken care of. Our board of directors prioritizes members' safety.

Phone Service Discount
We have a phone plan at our department that allows our members to receive a discount and also allows us to have the option of priority calling in times of large scale disasters.

Family Atmosphere
Be a part of a family. Our department has family values built-in to the core of who we are as a department and we treat each other like family.

Reduced Vehicle Tag Cost
The State of Tennessee gives volunteer firefighters a discount on vehicle tags.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to save a life and then you will be on the front lines for 911 emergencies. The experience gained here has led many to become Career Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, and even Nurses.

What does a Medical Responder do?

Claylick Fire Department doesn’t only fight fires. One of the services that we provide is emergency medical care and it's actually the most common emergency to which we respond. We are paged out to every 911 medical and trauma emergency in our area. This means we respond to an array of emergencies from falls to vehicle wrecks to a person not breathing and everything in between. Our emergency medical professionals respond to the scene, gather important information, and begin lifesaving care. We work closely with the ambulance crew and assist the Paramedic and EMT render care. 


​What is an Emergency Medical Responder?

Emergency Medical Responder generally refers to the beginning level of medically trained individuals. We offer EMR courses for our members. Additionally, we have EMTs and Paramedics that respond to medical emergencies and make up our medical team.