Like the vast majority of the rescue squads in Vermont, CRS is staffed primarily by volunteers trained in emergency medicine.
Applicants for membership are required to have, or be willing to obtain, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license. Members can then take a course, and become licensed as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).
Crews Members are assigned to either a day or night crew, and all members stay at the station while on duty. Our shifts run 6 AM- 6 PM, or 6 PM- 6 AM.
Sunday night through Friday night have set crews. Saturday day, Saturday night, and Sunday day shifts are covered by a mix of members. This is when members get to run with people other than their set crew.
We also have a monthly squad training/ meeting night where we all come together as a squad.
Outreach Activites Although our primary mission is emergency medical care, we also participate is several Community Outreach events, and standby events. There are activities members sign-up for on top of their duty shifts. These range from helping with CPR classes, ambulance show and tell, to being a part of the standby crew for the Annual Colchester Triathlon.