General Information

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Emergency Medical Services

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Contact

Office of Emergency Medical Services, EMS Manager, 123 Student Health Center, 865.1772

To be considered as a volunteer EMT, interested applicants must attend an information session scheduled during the first week of each semester. Please contact Josh Fremberg to be notified of where and when these will be held.

Overview

The Office of Emergency Medical Services is always looking for certified Pennsylvania EMTs and Paramedics to become new volunteers. The Office of EMS is responsible for all emergency medical services on the University Park Campus. EMS operates the University Ambulance Service (UAS) and coordinates emergency medical services for nearly 600 special events covering over 1.6 million participants and guests each year at University Park and in the State College area.

The UAS is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and responds to approximately 1200 ambulance calls per year on the University Park Campus.

Training

New volunteer EMTs are scheduled on either day or night ambulance shifts with regular crew members for training and orientation. Students fill various company officer positions, and receive leadership training and opportunities as part of their service experience.

Certification

If you are not currently certified as a Pennsylvania EMT, there are many local training opportunities to become certified. Penn State offers the EMT course (KINES 403) every semester.

Paid Positions

Volunteers who have gone through the orientation program may become eligible to apply for regular ambulance and special events crew positions. These are part-time paid positions with the Office of EMS. Applications are accepted from EMTs, EMT-Ps, AND EMT-HPs who are Penn State students and have completed the University Ambulance Service volunteer training program and hold certifications in CPR, AED, EVOC, and HAZMAT-Ops.

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