The College Emergency Medical Service was started in 1996 by a group of students interested in providing students and staff with emergency medical treatment options during the hours when the Health Center was not open. Today, Saint Joseph’s EMS still functions primarily as a student run club, overseen by the Campus Safety Department.
In addition to responding to emergency calls on campus, EMT’s may also be requested to stand by at special events, such as Kid’s Night Out and sporting events, where it is more likely that they will be needed. EMT’s work in either an “on call” capacity for a small hourly stipend (receiving full hourly student pay for active calls; minimum of 1 hour paid per call), or are scheduled for a set period of time at the full hourly rate, responding to any calls that occur during that time.
EMT-certified students are scheduled as their individual schedules allow and/or for specific events or functions when requested in advance and generally to meet the EMS needs of the College during typically heightened periods of potential service need. On those rare occasions when there are no EMS-certified Campus Security Officers or student EMTs scheduled, the Campus Safety Department will contact Standish Fire/Rescue for assistance. For medical assistance on campus at any time, call Ext. 7911 or Ext. 6687.
If you are an EMT, or are interested in becoming an EMT and joining Saint Joseph’s EMS, call Ext. 6687 and speak with Joe Washuk, Assistant Director Campus Safety and Security.