Interested in Becoming a First Responder?
NU EMS is a student-run organization through the Center for Civic Engagement that works in partnership with the Northfield Ambulance Service in Northfield, Vt.
Its qualified members actively help in providing medical coverage on the ambulance, with the Crash Rescue Unit, and the Off-Road Rescue Unit within Northfield, West Berlin, and Roxbury.
NU EMS provides training for Norwich University students, faculty, and staff in life-saving skills that will help members become certified in the following proficiencies:
- CPR/First Aid First Responders
- Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs)
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
NU EMS on Campus:
NU EMS student volunteers who are qualified to do so, also provide medical standby details for student clubs, ROTC detachments, and University organizations (such as the Corps of Cadets) on campus. In an effort to promote healthy choices and decision-making, NU EMS also provides campus programming such as mock DUI accidents on campus to raise awareness around the dangers of drunk driving in partnership with our local public safety officials.
In addition to gaining life skills and regionally-recognized certifications, students who participate in this program are provided with additional professional development opportunities through local and national leadership training conferences and programs. As one of the larger service-based student organizations on campus, the leadership positions available through NU EMS are competitive, and include:
- Operations Lieutenant
- Training Lieutenant
- Training Sergeant
- Administrative Sergeant
- Supply Sergeant