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GEMS’ strict hiring guidelines include these requirements:
  1. Initial State of Connecticut Certification
  2. Minimum one year emergency medical experience
  3. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) accreditation
  4. Successful completion of GEMS Region/State Treatment Guideline Examination
  5. Recommendation of Medical Director after “mega code” examinationSkill performance documentation
  6. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification

GEMS continuing employment requires:
  1. Successful completion of State of Connecticut refresher training and testing requirements
  2. Daily evaluation of individual call-run reports by GEMS Training Officer and the medical director provided by Greenwich Hospital.
  3. Monthly CME and call review attendance
  4. Maintenance of ACLS, PALS and AHA CPR certification
  5. On-going skill performance documentation

GEMS requires pre-employment drug testing and was the first EMS service in Connecticut to establish on-going random drug testing.


"They were all professional, courteous and understanding. They made my son very comfortable and at ease right away.  Thank you for your exceptional service."