a copy of this page for your records
of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Volunteer Emergency Management Services
Sandton Station (Station 15)
Application Information - Sandton only
for your interest in joining the volunteer emergency services based at
the Sandton Station (station 15, cnr Grayston/Linden). Becoming
a volunteer in the emergency services is not something that you should
undertake lightly - we've drawn up this comprehensive document to give
you a bit more information on what is entailed. Read it carefully.
note that the information and forms contained in these documents are
for persons interested in joining as a VOLUNTEER at the
Sandton Station ONLY. Applications received for stations
outside of the Sandton area or for full-time positions will be
you wish to join another station please visit that station for further
information. Regretfully we cannot accept applications for
you have read this entire document and should you still have any
queries; email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This email address is for application queries only - do
not submit application documents or other correspondence through this
applicants must meet all of the following requirements (applications
which do not meet these specifications will be destroyed) :
be at least
18 years of age
in possession of a valid barcoded South African identity book
at least a matric qualification
a valid code B (8) (or higher) drivers license
access to their own reliable transport
Ability to communicate verbally; via
telephone and radio equipment.
Ability to lift, carry, and balance up to 60
kilograms (120 with assistance).
Ability to interpret written, oral and
diagnostic form instructions.
Ability to use good judgment and remain calm
in high-stress situations.
Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and
Ability to function efficiently throughout
an entire work shift without interruption (up to 24 hours).
Ability to calculate weight and volume
ratios and read small print, both under life threatening time constraints.
Ability to read English language manuals and
Accurately discern street signs and address
Ability to interview patient, family
members, and bystanders.
Ability to document, in writing, all
relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of
Ability to converse in English with
co-workers and hospital staff as to status of patient.
Good manual dexterity, with ability to
perform all tasks related to highest quality patient care.
Ability to bend, stoop, and crawl on uneven
Ability to withstand varied environmental
conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture.
Ability to work in low light and confined
deciding to submit your application we urge you to seriously consider
the following points :
should feel you have the right psychological aptitude for all
events and situations you may encounter in emergency service work.
will have to sacrifice much of your personal time. Please
carefully consider the effect on your family, social, professional
and/or academic life.
urge you to carefully discuss your application to the emergency
services with your family and friends. It is strongly advised that
you allow them to read this document.
under 21 require their legal guardian’s written consent to work
within the emergency services. It is our policy to liaise and
communicate with guardians until volunteers reach the age of 21.
everything possible is done to ensure your safety, by it’s
nature all emergency service work is life threatening – you must
be prepared to face this risk and it’s consequences.
emergency services are a paramilitary organization and you will be
required to fully function and abide by the rules of this
structure at all times. All orders must be obeyed immediately and
without question. It is possible you will be receiving orders from
people who are younger than you.
you must not be squeamish – you must be able to handle extremely
bloody and gory situations in close contact.
may under no circumstances liaise or communicate with any
organization, member of the public or other person regarding any
situations or events you are privy to as a volunteer. Breaches of
confidentiality will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
application does not guarantee selection. We accept
only a limited number of applicants.
are restricted to 2 intakes per year – all applicants will be
placed on our waiting list. Please bear in mind that a
considerable amount of time may pass before we are able to
consider your application (possibly months).
who live or work in the Sandton area are favoured.
will be required to perform the same duties and obligations as all
volunteers; irrespective of the level of any medical
qualifications you may already have. No preferential treatment is
given to those with higher qualifications in the field of medicine
or emergency medicine. This applies equally to students in these
to the extensive abuse of our training and equipment resources,
volunteers are required to fund part of the cost of training and
certain personal equipment. This is non-negotiable and regretfully
financial assistance cannot be provided.
Just as there is a cost (often considerable) involved in starting
any new hobby, sport or interest; the same is true for the
volunteer emergency services. The personal rewards you receive
from being a volunteer far out weigh the costs involved.
you decide that you wish to become a volunteer your application will
be dealt with in the following manner. Please read this section very
carefully and ensure you follow all instructions as listed otherwise
your application will not be considered.
Please do not contact the Sandton Station or other department in
connection with your application – queries may only be submitted
via email@example.com - do not
submit application forms via this email address, it is for
application queries only.
We must receive the original application form in the manner
described in point three below.
view the application form click here.
To download the form in PDF format click here.
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the form and place it in a sealed A4-sized envelope
together with all of the following documents :
a) 2 copies of your identity book
b) 2 copies of your drivers license
c) 2 copies of all valid and current medical qualifications (if
d) 2 copies of your valid and current HPCSA registration card (if
e) a motivation in 100 words or less explaining why you
want to become a
f) an abridged copy of your CV for the last 10 years (maximum 3 A4
these documents in one of the following ways :
a) place in the specially marked wooden postbox which is
located outside of the
main public entrance
doors to the Sandton station, corner Linden/Grayston Drive,
Sandown. Do not leave any
documents at reception.
b) Post to : The Recruitment Officer, Sandton Vol EMS, PO Box
name will then be added to our waiting list.
we are able to process your application you will be called for an
interview with senior officers. Please be prepared to attend more
than one interview.
your interview process be successful you will be required to
complete a physical and phobia assessment. It is easily completed
by any reasonably fit and able-bodied person. The assessment is
held on 2 days – a weekday evening and a Sunday.
completing the assessment you must submit a full medical
certificate completed by a medical practitioner at your own cost.
Forms will be supplied.
will be required to sign an indemnity form in respect of the
physical and phobia assessment (minors to be assisted by their
guardians). Forms will be supplied.
completing the assessment you will be notified if your application
has been successful.
volunteers are required to attend an induction course held on a
look forward to hearing from you !