First Aid Services Team (FAST) Responder

  • American Red Cross
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 07, 2021

Job Description

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Job Description:

Emergency and First-Aid Superheroes Wanted!! Calling all First-Aid and Emergency Responders (EMTs & Paramedics) in the Louisville, Kentucky area!!  

Want to change the world, one community at a time? Then look no further than the American Red Cross, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most well-respected humanitarian organizations. Come put our life-saving mission into action in this part-time, flexible role.

As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You could provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work!

Job Summary:

To provide immediate and temporary first aid services for victims of injury and sudden illness at events that are contracted between organizations and the American Red Cross. Due to the high degree of risk associated with the provision of this service, this position requires judgment and decision making abilities that help provide lifesaving response and balance the risks to the organization and employees/volunteers working in the program. This position ensures that FAST activities comply with all applicable State and local regulation and licenses and that necessary reports are submitted to regulatory authorities as needed.

Who You Are:

  • You’re a quick thinker who’s cool under pressure. Not only are you Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR/AED (adult, children and infants) and Preventing Disease Transmission, you rely on good judgment and know the boundaries of your training. You've got at least 6 months experience as a First Aid or emergency responder.
  • Dexterity and strength are a given—you have no problem being up and down and on the go, or lifting light to medium weight (up to 20 pounds). Following procedures, filling out paperwork, and strong collaboration with your team come with the territory.
  • You’re courteous and care about others—which is why you got into this line of work in the first place.

What You’ll Do:

As part of our First Aid Services Team (FAST), you’ll be first on the scene to provide first aid services for victims of injury and sudden illness at various events in the Louisville, KY area. The position is a part-time, flexible, as-needed role, which means your hours will vary from week to week. Depending on the event or emergency situation, you could be working days, nights, weekends or on call.

How You’ll Make a Difference:

Our mission at the American Red Cross is to prevent and relieve human suffering in the face of emergencies. Your role will play a direct part in carrying out this life-saving work—and you’ll take satisfaction every day in knowing what a difference you made in your community.


1: Respond quickly and efficiently, providing emergency care only within the level of American Red Cross training.

2: Follow directions given by the FAST Station Leader and staff.

3: Work in conjunction with Emergency Medical Services personnel.

4: Complete FAST records and reports, including the Patient Treatment Form.

5: Provide FAST communications support by way of 800 MHz radio.

6: Work with a volunteer counterpart to ensure key volunteers are utilized and ensure depth within the function.


Scope: Learning aspects of the job. Assignments are received in task- oriented terms.  Contacts primarily within immediate work unit.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.



Education: High School or equivalent required.

Experience: Up to 1 year of related experience.

Management Experience: n/a

Skills & Abilities: Hold current certifications in American Red Cross First Aid (3-year recertification), American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED with Child and Infant CPR (annual recertification), and Preventing Disease Transmission (annual recertification). Ability to remain calm under pressure and respond quickly. Flexible and able to communicate clearly. Must provide own reliable transportation. Maintain confidentiality. Work with integrity and ethics. Ability to work on a team.

Travel: Travel may be required.

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).


Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. Exposure Level 2. Normal work involves occasional exposure to blood or blood components and/or human body fluids or tissue samples as a result of splashes, spills, and/or needle sticks or performance of or assistance in first aid.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

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