Employee Vetting: Adventure Medics staff is scrutinized and hand-picked based on experience and skill. Full background checks and drug screening is completed prior to hire. All licenses and certifications are verified and a training schedule is established.
Training: Our staff train on a regular basis to perfect their skills and stay current on the latest changes in EMS. We have specialized teams in different areas such as water rescue, trail rescue, and festival care.
Physician Sponsored: We are supported by a physician who is on call 24/7 as well as a direct line to emergency physicians at local hospitals. Adv Med staff are trained in calling medevacs and setting up LZs for emergency patient care.
Equipment: Everything you would find on an emergency ambulance can be found in our full medical kits. We believe that since EMS is constantly evolving, we must also evolve. We have state of the art equipment and are trained in the latest medical theory.
Insurance: Our medics are fully backed by Professional Liability and General Insurance. This means that patient liability falls on us…period.
First off let me say that volunteers are awesome! Anybody who volunteers their time for a great cause is stellar in our book, however, there are some key differences between a professional and a volunteer EMT or Paramedic.
Limited Scope of Practice: Volunteer EMTs & paramedics are very limited in what they can do while acting independently. They cannot provide any medication to a sick or injured individual. If a volunteer medic is treating patients with medication, this is Illegal and can put your event at great liability risk. In order to give medications they must be sponsored by a doctor.
Limited resources: Simply put from a legal aspect, an EMT or paramedic volunteering their time is not permitted to use half of the equipment they could while working with a professional organization. If a volunteer shows up at your event with a full advanced life support kit, please run the other way. This will open you up to a huge amount of liability.
Liability: Volunteers are not insured and while there are laws that protect medics, there is absolutely no protection that is passed on to the event itself. This means that if one of your volunteer medics makes a mistake while treating somebody, this becomes your liability not theirs.
Background: Finally it’s very difficult to vet volunteers. Generally, no background checks, drug screens or license verification are performed. More often you must take someone on their word that they are qualified.
At Adventure Medics we believe that the social impact a company has is extremely important. We are registered as a B corporation and are committed to having a positive outreach to the community. B corporations are annually audited using a third party organization who awards scores based on the company's social impact. The score increases by involvement in community service, social projects, being conscious about recycling, and improving the well-being of employees. We fulfill these important goals by giving free CPR/first aid classes to the public and annual trips to Central America to train remote villages how to use an AED and first aid skills.