There are a variety of paths those interested in joining MERT can take in order to become a member and we are here to help along the way.

Requirements of members

24 hours per month on shift

All members are required to take a total of 24 hours of shifts each month. Part of these 24 hours include a minimum of one athletic shift per semester.

MCI, NSO, and Fling

In addition to weekly GBMs, MERT also holds special training events throughout the school year to prepare members to better handle more complicated events.

Weekly GBMs

Each week MERT holds general body meetings which are meant to maintain members’ competency in a variety of skills ranging from cardiac arrest to trauma.

Maintenance of certifications

Like any EMS organization, MERT members must do continuing education in order to keep both state and national EMT licenses and CPR certification.

How to join mert


If you have a current EMT certification from another state/NREMT, please complete the MERT membership application. After submitting an application, we will contact you with next steps. Interviews are held in batches throughout the year. If your license is not from Pennsylvania, you will also need to complete the reciprocity process to transfer your license, which you will work on with MERT after acceptance to our organization.  Applications for the Fall cohort will be due in September.

Info sessions: Will be scheduled for early September.

*Attending an info session is strongly encouraged. Please fill out this interest form


Applications will open in September. Please reach out to for any questions.


If the timing of MERT’s EMT class does not fit with your schedule, there are many classes offered by other organizations that may work for you.

Please email if you have any questions or need help finding a class.

Have a question? Need Help? Reach Out!

There are a variety of reasons and lists of paperwork which make the process confusing and difficult. Reach out and we can offer our expertise!