By Theresa Bradtke
New program should provide faster emergency response time
For the first time, student emergency medical technicians will be stationed at a campus dormitory on weekends so they can quickly respond to emergencies.
The IU Emergency Medical Service club will put student EMTs at the McNutt Residence Center from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. The volunteers will act as first responders to treat students who are injured or intoxicated.
They will not drive injured residents to the hospital but will provide immediate care to those who need it. The Bloomington Hospital Ambulance Service will continue to transport residents to a hospital emergency room.
Senior Ben Siebert, president of the IU-EMS club, proposed the idea of having an educated medical staff closer to the students.