Franklin & Marshall Emergency Medical Service is a bicycle-equipped Quick Response Service (QRS) licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We provide both emergency response and a variety of non-emergency services to members of the F&M and surrounding communities. We are always looking for motivated individuals who are interested in becoming (or already certified as) EMTs to become part of our organization and provide this vital service to our friends and community.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest-quality service in everything we do. Whether we are on call responding to emergencies, teaching CPR, checking AEDs or maintaining our equipment, we have one goal in mind: making our campus a safer place. In everything we do, we demand the highest level of professionalism and quality from our team.
Being an EMT with F&M EMS is a great opportunity, especially for students who plan to pursue careers in healthcare. It is a common misconception that college EMTs don't respond to actual emergencies. In fact, we receive a diverse range of emergency calls, ranging from assaults and psychiatric issues to possible strokes and asthma, and everything in between.
The experience gained from dealing with such emergencies gives individuals not only valuable life-saving skills, but also the confidence and experience to effectively comprehend and communicate complex medical concepts.
In addition to the invaluable patient-care experience that being an EMT provides, F&M EMS offers a great place to get involved in a leadership role. Our members have opportunities to lead a serious professional organization while still in college.
F&M EMS is an official College service. We are held to high and specific standards of quality by both the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the College itself. Yet, we are still a small group that is always looking to expand with new ideas and dedicated members.