Gain the reward of helping others and open the door to your career as a paramedic. Join the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and become a trusted and respected figure in your community and the person your friends and neighbours turn to in times of crisis.
Working as an EMR is an entry-level, community-focused position ideal for people who live and work in a rural or remote area and have a desire to make a difference. EMR’s typically work in the station where they are hired; however, getting a Primary Care Paramedic license will lead to opportunities in other stations.
BCAS would like to talk to you about financial support for your EMR training if you want to take action and work as an EMR in your home community.
BCAS employs EMR’s on an on-call, part-time basis. During their shift, EMR’s carry a pager at an hourly rate of $2.00, at which time they have the freedom to pursue other work and activities. When called out, pay increases to the full paramedic hourly rate.