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.

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.​

Frequently asked questions

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. However, you can apply to be a member and then join one of our FREC 3 courses held in the non festival periods. As a member you will get a discount and occasionally we may invite you to some events in a support capacity if you hold at least a First aid at Work or FPOS certificate. Applications will be open soon, please keep checking the website. 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




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.




Other Health Care Professionals


The Pre-Hospital team currently recruits within its scope of practice and can only recruit volunteers with pre-hospital related qualifications and experience. Festival Medicals Services recruits a range of volunteers with both clinical and non-clinical skills, for details please see – www.festival-medical.org/teams





 

Festival Medical Services

Unit 1 & 2 Wayside Farm,
Evercreech,
Shepton Mallet,
Somerset, BA4 6QW

Registered UK Charity 1124695. Registered Incorporated Company No: 6265957. FMS is regulated by the CQC for Ambulance and Imaging activity. FMS is a registered training centre with QualSafe Awards: Registration No: 0905521 

Awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. June 2020

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