Welcome to Emory EMS!
Emory EMS (EEMS) is the professional emergency medical service of Emory University and is a unit of the Special Services Division of the Emory Police Department.
EEMS was the first collegiate EMS in the state of Georgia and serves the Emory community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while school is in session. Our “unit” is a 911-based agency staffed and operated by volunteer Emory students. We provide basic life support while assisting the local ambulance services in providing the best care possible to all of the different people in our community. EMTs who volunteer for EEMS are able to gain valuable experience in patient care, leadership, and professionalism.
In order to staff EEMS, each year we hold an EMT course that prepares students to become certified as Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediates. The course coincides with the academic calendar, and it provides students with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognized certification while enrolled as an undergraduate student. After successfully completing the course and the National Registry of EMTs exam, students may apply for their Georgia EMT license and for a volunteer position with EEMS.
Rachel S. Barnhard
Director of Emory Emergency Medical Services