EMS Field Internship Program
Students are welcome to schedule field internship time at Mason
City Fire between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Field internships for students are not offered on City
holidays, overnight hours and Sundays as these hours are reserved for the
privacy of the MCFD staff. This schedule allows students that work during
the week a chance to do extended hours in the evening and at least one day of
the weekend. The Mason City Fire Department runs two “first due” ambulances
24/7 so it is typically able to accommodate two students at a time.
Only EMS students with contracted learning institutions may
ride with the Mason City Fire Department. EMS students who may be interested in
riding should call the Fire Department or ask their course coordinator to see
if their learning institution participates in the MCFD EMS field internship
Students are encouraged to download and review the EMS Program Handbook for the EMT
Student Ride-Along Program. This informative brochure provides information
regarding the program, the Department and station etiquette for students while doing
their ride time. All students must complete and sign a Receipt and Acknowledgement, a Pledge of Confidentiality and a Waiver and General Release of Liability before
they will be allowed to ride. The Receipt and Acknowledgement verifies that the
student has read the Handbook.
The on-duty officer will review the Pledge of Confidentiality with the student
and discuss confidentiality issues at the Fire Department (apart and in
addition toHIPAA requirements and laws). Finally,
the Waiver must be signed by the student. It is preferred that the student
completes this before they arrive at Mason City Fire Department.
Any student or EMS program who would like more information is
encouraged to contact Deputy Chief of EMS, Carl Ginapp.
Students who wish to complete field internship hours at MCFD should call the
Station at 1.641.421.3640 and ask to speak with the on-duty Captain who
will be happy to coordinate scheduling.
Please click here to view and print the
complete EMS Packet.
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