The Town of Clifton Forge has established the rate of pay for part-time EMS workers who are certified as emergency medical care providers at $18 to $20 per hour, depending upon level of certification.
After the Clifton Forge Town Council approved the motion to form the EMT pool of part-time employees on April 26, the Town has made applications available at the Town’s website (ones that can be printed), at the Clifton Forge Police Station at 547 Main St. and the Clifton Forge Fire Department at 701 Church St.
All EMS providers who will be hired to form the pool of health professionals on call to provide emergency medical services in the Town of Clifton Forge will be scheduled during hours that they are available, enabling the EMS providers to hold down full-time jobs elsewhere.
A VMI team of EMT cadets volunteered to provide emergency medical care at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington for The Virginia Opry’s April 30, show that drew more than 2,000 people to see County Music Star Chris Lane and opening acts performed by Ashley Cooke and Lily Rose.
The Town of Clifton Forge intends to form its team from certified emergency medical care providers (EMT-B, EMT-A, EMT-I and paramedic).
Robert Umstead, Vice-Mayor of the Town of Clifton Forge, said, “This has been a long time in the making, and I am happy for the people of Clifton Forge who will be served quickly by the Clifton Forge Rescue Squad and the new squad that will be formed by July 1.”