About Emory EMS
Emory EMS (EEMS) is a unit of the Special Services Division of the Emory University Police Department. EEMS is a student-run, volunteer, quick response emergency medical service that exists to provide emergency and non-emergency medical care to Emory University students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community. EEMS works in coordination with local EMS, Fire and Police departments to provide high-quality, professional, confidential, and expeditious emergency medical care.
Established in 1992, EEMS began as the vision of a few EMTs who wanted to provide enhanced emergency medical coverage to the Emory community. EEMS became the first licensed collegiate medical first responder service in the state of Georgia. In recent years, programs with DeKalb Fire and Rescue, Emory Healthcare, Grady EMS, and Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services have enabled Unit members to gain valuable medical experience while working with some of the finest paramedics and emergency medicine physicians in the state.
Annually, the Unit is comprised of 35- 40 volunteers, all of whom are certified as either Georgia Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediates (EMT-I) or Paramedics (EMT-P). EEMS is in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week during Fall and Spring semesters. The Unit's response territory includes the Emory University Atlanta Campus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Wesley Woods Center, multiple hospital and healthcare campuses and facilities, and surrounding businesses and roads. EEMS operates two quick response vehicles and has an additional operations vehicle.The Unit also provides standby coverage to a variety of University and community events including, but not limited to, major road races, concerts, high-profile visitors, and Commencement.