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Pre-Hospital Teams

Paramedics, Tech's, ECA's, CFR's, FREC 3&4's,  others with pre-hospital certificates inc PHTLS and PHEC.

Our pre-hospital team consists of hundreds of enthusiastic and professional volunteers who are a credit to our organisation, regularly getting plaudits from the patients we treat. 

As part of the pre-hospital team, you can be deployed in a range of environments at some of the largest festivals in the UK. You can often be the first clinical team to get to the patient, so being level-headed and able to make decisions in some unique situations is essential.  

Some of the roles in the pre-hospital team are;

 

  • Ambulance Crew

  • First Responder

  • Paramedic

  • Stage Medical

  • Clinical Support Paramedic

  • Off-Site Transfer Team

  • Cycle Response Team

 

There also may be opportunities in our in-house training and leadership teams.

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Joining the team

We are currently accepting applications for the pre-hospital team. Please read the FAQ's below and then click the apply online button. For all applications, you will require proof of qualification, a photo (passport style) and a credit/debit card to pay the £25 non-refundable membership and application fee. Please read the volunteer agreement before applying. UK Residents only, absolutely no exceptions.​

  • What qualifications do I need?
    The team is currently recruiting Paramedics, Ambulance Technicians, ECA’s / ECSW’s and First Responders with the following qualifications; FREC 3, FREC 4 or equivalent certifiable qualifications from other organisations. The team is also recruiting Community First Responders and certain other pre-hospital qualifications subject of the approval of the FMS leadership team and statutory and indemnity requirements.
  • I don't hold the required qualifications can I still apply?
    The level 3 First Response Emergency Care (FREC) award is the entry level qualification to volunteer in the Pre-Hospital team. At present we require that you complete your training before applying to join the team. There are a range of roles within FMS that may have different joining requirements, for details please see – https://www.festival-medical.org/get-involved
  • Other Health Care Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Students etc)
    The Pre-Hospital team currently recruits within its scope of practice and can only recruit volunteers with pre-hospital related qualifications and experience. Doctors, Nurses and (non Exeter Medical School) Students cannot currently be accepted for the Pre-Hospital team. Festival Medicals Services recruits a range of volunteers with both clinical and non-clinical skills, for details please see – www.festival-medical.org/teams
  • What shifts do I have to do at events
    We require a minimum of 2 shifts (normally 8-10hrs) at an event in order to get a place on the team. Occasionally we may require a number of 'on call' volunteers in case of a major incident, you may be asked to be on-call which means carry on and enjoy the festival but please don't drink alcohol during the on-call period.
  • So do I get to watch the bands at events?
    Absolutely! At any events we cover we want you to have fun. As long as you attend your shifts and respect the 'on-call' guidelines then the rest of the time is yours to enjoy. Our team organise get togethers, crew bar meets, joining in, local Park Runs and even swimming in the Thames! At larger events we have our own camp sites, showers, toilets, bar and food. For each shift you do you will get meal vouchers as we don't want you going hungry.
  • Can I choose what I do at an event
    In the first year you will be assigned to the most appropriate team given your grade and experience. After this you can apply to join the more specialised teams. All shifts are allocated as operational demand requires so you join accepting that you be required to work at any point during the event you volunteer at. However, you will only have to do two shifts at any event but can offer to do more at some if you would like to.
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