Frequently Asked Questions
What levels of training are available in the Fire Medic Program?
Trainee-An EMT I or higher who meets prerequisites and completes the 4 day Annual Fire Medic Training. The trainee who accepts an assignment will go out with a task book and a Lead Medic. The task book usually takes 2-3 fire assignments to complete.
* Medic * This position is the trainee who has successfully completed their task book and has been approved by the Fire Medic Coordinator. Medics accept assignments and are dispatched with a Lead Medic.
*Lead Medic* This position is recommended for some medics who show leadership potential and have worked several years in the Fire Medic Program. This position takes the lead regarding management rather than patient care. A Lead Medic may be an EMT I and their trainee may be a paramedic.
What are the prerequisites for acceptance into the Alaska Fire Medic Program?
You must carry a current Alaska EMT certification, a Red Card, and CPR for Health Care Providers, be an active member of a Fairbanks North Star Borough Fire Department or get approval from the coordinator.
How do you get to be a Fire Medic?
Fill out an application and turn it in to Jon Thomas at BLM. Also call him to reserve a space in the 2009 Alaska Fire Medic Training.