Emory EMS Membership
Membership in Emory EMS is open to Emory University students, staff, faculty or alumni who possess current licensure as a Georgia Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I), Advanced EMT (AEMT), or Paramedic.
- Students who successfully complete the Emory EMS EMT Course, pass the NREMT Exam, and obtain Georgia EMT licensure are expected to volunteer for Emory EMS for a minimum of one academic year.
- For those members of the Emory community who possess current Georgia licensure as an EMT-I, AEMT, or Paramedic, but obtained their EMS education elsewhere, an application to join EEMS may be obtained by emailing the Chief of Training at EEMSTraining@learnlink.emory.edu
- All new, incoming EEMS volunteers must attend our Boot Camp in August. This is a mandatory orientation program designed to familiarize each volunteer with the standard operating procedures and protocols of Emory EMS. Boot Camp also includes courses required by the state and/or Emory, such as a HIPAA course and driver training. We also administer practical exams to ensure emergency medical skills competency
- Upon successful completion of Boot Camp, each new member will receive patches and collar brass and will then be allowed to work shifts with Emory EMS.
- On or near the beginning of each academic year, current Unit members are required to complete a practical skills test along with a written Refresher test. This ensures continued knowledge of critical medical procedures and EEMS standard operating procedures.
- EEMS medics must remain current on all certifications and have a valid driver’s license. These records are audited semesterly by the EEMS Training Division. The Training Division is responsible for facilitating in-service training and refresher courses to maintain full compliance with all state guidelines.