Twenty-five years ago, the volunteer system thrived on membership rosters. During the 70's and 80's, the quality of the volunteer sector was no longer hit or miss. Volunteer administrators went to great lengths to increase the level of service to the community by assuring that their members were trained to similar levels as their career counterparts. But something happened in the mid 1980's that few had anticipated. As older members (the World War II crowd) dropped away from active service, opting for a well deserved spot in the day room, the next generation of volunteers never fully materialized. The general population had become much more upwardly mobile, and much less interested in volunteer service - especially with such inherent dangers. And those members who were successfully recruited were usually gone in a few years, rather than a few decades.
Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corp. understands the heart of volunteers and we are actively recruiting from them. If you are 21 or older and have a valid Texas EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P, and Texas drivers license, we would like to give you the chance to serve your community. CLEMC offers free continuing education and assistance with furthering your EMS education.