From the desk of George J. Koenig, Jr., DO, NCEMSF President
Every year millions of young adults leave home to attend college. For many, this is their first time away from home and the last thing on their minds is what they will do if they get sick or injured while at school. The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF), a non-profit professional organization, promotes the development of campus based emergency response groups. These groups are trained to respond in any emergency. Today, there are over 250 schools across North America that provide campus based emergency medical services. They respond within minutes and provide care tailored specifically to campus emergencies.
In addition to providing medical care, campus based EMS groups provide a unique experience for students. Many of campus based EMS groups are student staffed and organized. This allows students to develop leadership, communication, and decision-making skills while positively impacting other people's lives. The life skills learned from participation in such activities have proven beneficial to future careers.
NCEMSF achieves its mission by providing a forum for communication among campus/community based emergency services groups. The Foundation promotes an environment where ideas can be exchanged and problems can be solved. I welcome you to explore our web site and learn more about NCEMSF. I hope that you find it both informative and educational.