Do you love helping others? Do you think a career in emergency medical service could be in your future? Do you want to develop some skills that will help you in high school, college or beyond? Then consider joining the Gross Cross Explorer Program!

Gold Cross in partnership with the Bay Lakes Council is looking to host young adults between the ages of 14 and 18 for our Emergency Medical Service explorer program! The goal of the program is to teach curious minds about what it’s like to work in the emergency medical field and help them develop life skills that will help them prosper in whatever career they pursue.

Through our program, teens develop skills like leadership, teamwork, confidence and problem solving among other skills that will help them in their future pursuits. They’ll also learn about the roles, responsibilities and dynamic facets of emergency medicine. You’ll even get to work with the same devices that our team uses during real emergencies to learn how these life saving technologies can help serve our community.

Join Our Explorer Program

The program is set to begin on August 22nd, so there’s still plenty of time to sign up and become an Explorer. The group will meet twice a month, and each session will dive into another unique aspect of the emergency medical service field. Some of the subjects and technologies we’ll be discussing and working with include:

  • CPR and AED training
  • First Aid
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Zoll Cardiac Monitor and Autopulse
  • Stryker Power Cot
  • Ambulances

You’ll also get to learn about the different careers the EMS field has to offer. You’ll learn what it takes to become an emergency medical technician, a paramedic, an ambulance driver and more. If you are at all interested in possibly pursuing a career in emergency medical services, or you just want to get involved in your community and learn some skills that will help you down the road, join the Gold Cross Explorer Program.

If you’re interested in learning more about the program, or you want to sign up, you can do so by contacting Jeremy Boyd at or Natalie Toeppler at

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