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Fitchburg State University EMS (Student Responders)

The Fitchburg State University Rescue Squad was formed in 1989 by students in response to the need from the university community for immediate medical intervention in the event of an emergency. In 2008 the name was changed to Emergency Medical Services. When a medical emergency exists on campus, the members respond rapidly along with University Police to the scene with the equipment and training necessary to provide Basic Life Support. Fitchburg State University Emergency Medical Services consists of students certified in First Responder and American Heart Association CPR and AED at the healthcare provider level. They work closely with the Fitchburg State University Police, Health Services, Fitchburg Fire Department and other community rescue services.

New members will be enrolled in the Fitchburg State University Emergency Medical Services Academy where they will be trained in First Responder, CPR, AED, and Fitchburg State University Rescue Squad policies and procedures. Once a student successfully completes the academy they will be placed on-call to respond to on campus medical emergencies. As a First Responder, students are two-thirds of the way to a lifeguard certification or eligible to run with most volunteer Fire Rescue units.

For more information, contact Officer Tim Grant Advisor of Training and Operations.

View a presentation on the benefits of being part of the University's EMS.

View a short video on the benefits of Fitchburg State EMS.