ID Cards and Definitions

**A proper ID card with the picture and name facing outward must be worn visibly at all times while in a city building or on duty.**

 

Red ID (Recruit)

  • Issued to new members upon approval of application
  • Allows access into city buildings
  • Able to run observer duty but cannot participate in any patient care activity
    • Can carry equipment since they members of the system
  • Expires after 7 months

 

Yellow ID (Student)

  • Issued to students in the BLS Academy after successful completion of clinical requirements
  • Allowed to perform patient care up to levels described in class under direct supervision
  • Expires at the end of EMT class

 

Orange ID (Intern)

  • Issued to certified members in the training process
  • Allowed to perform driver and AIC training
  • ‘R’  in upper corner indicates restricted driver and cannot drive any city insured vehicle

 

White ID (Released member)

  • Issued to members able to perform duties under general supervision
  • ‘R’ in upper corner indicates restricted driver and cannot drive any city insured vehicle
  • Blue stripe in upper corner indicates driving intern
  • Expires when state certification expires
  • Color stripe indicates certification level
    • Green=EMT
    • Purple=Enhanced
    • Red=Intermediate
    • Blue=Paramedic
    • Gold=Physician

 

Other ID’s

 

ALS Intern ID

  • Issued to current VBEMS AIC’s while in the internship process
  • Numbered for tracking purposes
  • Worn behind their issued picture ID
  • Expires when their internship is over

Officers

  • Officers may be issued additional ID’s to be worn behind their AIC ID while performing patient care duties
  • Have blue boxes next to the picture which may contain stars depending on their level

Admin members

  • Have a maroon stripe (in lieu of the certification stripe) labeled Admin I or Admin II
  • Admin II members are capable of driving city insured vehicles

Replacing ID’s

Loss of ID

You will need to make an appointment with EMS Admin or Training to obtain a new ID if you need one immediately.

Expiring ID

Members with expiring certifications will need to make an appointment with EMS Admin to obtain a new ID after your updated state certification arrives. You will need to sign an updated ID form.

Damaged ID

Contact EMS Admin or Training if your current ID is worn or damaged needing to be replaced

The back of your ID contains some helpful information

  • EMS supervisor phone number
  • Your VBEMS Officer code (800 Number)
  • When certified, your state certification number and barcode