• dayton
  • brown
  • uvm
  • Syracuse
  • muhlenberg
  • Villanova
  • boston-college
  • emory
  • richmond
  • mit
  • northeastern
  • vems-desales
  • tulane2012
  • rowan2
  • carnegie mellon
  • dartmouth
  • emerg
  • georgetown
  • rochester
  • tamu
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell
  • virginia tech
  • oswego
  • Franklin and Marshall EMS
  • RPI Ambulance
  • University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
  • Brown University EMS (Providence, RI)
  • University of Vermont Rescue (Burlington, VT)
  • Syracuse University Ambulance (Syracuse, NY)
  • Muhlenberg College EMS (Allentown, PA)
  • Villanova University EMS (Villanova, PA)
  • Boston College Eagle EMS (Boston, MA)
  • Emory University EMS (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Richmond EMS (Richmond, VA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology EMS (Cambridge, MA)
  • Northeastern University EMS (Boston, MA)
  • DeSales University EMS (Center Valley, PA) and Villanova University EMS (Villanova, PA)
  • Drexel University EMS (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Loyola Marymount University EMS (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tulane University EMS (New Orleans, LA)
  • Rice University EMS (Houston, TX)
  • Rowan University EMS (Glassboro, NJ)
  • Carnegie Mellon University EMS (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Dartmouth College EMS (Hanover, NH)
  • George Washington University EMeRG (Washington, DC)
  • Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (Washington, DC)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Ambulance (Rochester, NY)
  • Texas A&M University EMS (College Station, TX)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell EMS (Lowell, MA)
  • Virginia Tech Rescue Squad (Blacksburg, VA)
  • SUNY Oswego SAVAC (Oswego, NY)
  • Franklin and Marshall EMS (Lancaster, PA)
  • RPI Ambulance (Troy, NY)

Founded in 1993, the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to scholarship, research and to creating a safer, healthier environment on college and university campuses through the support, promotion, and advocacy of campus-based emergency medical services. The Foundation is committed to the advancement of existing response groups and assisting in the development of new response groups. 

 NCEMSF serves as an umbrella organization supporting its over 250 constituent member colleges and universities in providing campus based emergency medical services. These, often student-run organizations, are comprised of highly trained students ready to respond in any medical emergency. Student volunteers respond within minutes and provide emergency care tailored specifically to their campus community. These groups range from quick-response services on foot or bike to advanced life support (ALS) transporting units.

In addition to providing for the acquisition of medical knowledge, campus based EMS allows student participants to develop certain life skills including leadership, communication, and decision-making. NCEMSF provides a forum for communication and creates an environment where ideas can be exchanged and problems can be solved.


pdf  NCEMSF News - Vol 21, Issue 3 - Conference 2016 (419 KB)

Inside this issue:

  • President’s Message
  • The Right Approach
  • Alumni Corner
  • Our Community
  • Regional Roundup
  • In Need of Imagination
  • Pain Management
  • Need vs. Want
  • NCEMSF Membership and Startup Information

Want to contribute? Submit articles, reviews, other scholarly works for publication by emailing info@ncemsf.org. Squad updates can be sent to your RC for inclusion in the Regional Roundup.

It Takes a Village

A new campus EMS video is now available... From a thirty-year vantage point, a founder of a collegiate EMS describes the eight steps - and one secret ingredient - that resulted in an institutional transformation successful beyond any of the founders' imaginations. Given as the Major John P. Pryor, MD memorial lecture on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the 22nd Annual NCEMSF Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.


2016 Annual Conference

Over 1,200 representatives of campus-based EMS organizations from over 110 colleges and universities across the U.S., Canada and Jamaica attended the 23rd Anniversary Conference of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) February 26 - 28 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

Two and a half days of exceptional prehospital medical, trauma, disaster preparedness, emergency management and leadership education took place including over 110 lectures, roundtable discussions, expert panels and hands-on skills labs.

To learn more and see the full program for the conference, held at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia, please see the 2016 Conference page and pdf program (4.57 MB).

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