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Ashley Tyler Released as an Attendant in Charge (AIC)

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Ashley Tyler is Sterling Rescue’s newest AIC. What is an AIC? Ashley is a nationally and Virginia State-certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). In addition to these certifications, Ashley completed the additional training required by Loudoun County to be recognized as an AIC, which is an independent provider who can lead an ambulance crew responding to emergency calls. This requires additional training and demonstrating assessment, patient care, and operations skills during many actual calls, under the supervision of an experienced provider.

Now, Ashley can serve as an AIC in charge of an ambulance and provide emergency medical support to the community. Ashley is starting out at the Emergency Medical Technician level, but has her sights set on the additional training and experience available in Sterling Rescue, to progress to an advanced provider at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) or Paramedic level. Why does Ashley volunteer?

“I volunteer because I wanted to learn more about emergency medicine and get some hands-on experience. I wanted to be an EMT for as long as I can remember and when I finally had the chance to, I took it! I’ve met some really amazing people through volunteering and it is one of the best decisions I think I’ve ever made. I hope to become an advanced provider in the next year or two so I’m able to help a wider variety of patients and learn a few more skills.”

Want to join a great team and be an AIC like Ashley? Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad currently has openings for both operational and administrative volunteers. The operational volunteers serve as first responders, delivering emergency medical support to the community. The administrative volunteers perform a variety of support roles in areas such as recruiting, membership support, and business operations. No experience is required, and training is provided. See the Join section of this web site for more details on the requirements, expectations, and benefits. Come join us!

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