A crew of emergency medical technicians stands ready to respond to any on-campus medical emergency every Friday and Saturday night between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. The EMS station is located in the Appel Infirmary. The crew responds, fully supplied, on bicycles with state of the art EMS equipment. Each crew is led by a crew chief who is responsible for patient care. On occasion, one EMT will assist the paramedics in transporting the patient to the hospital.
For your safety and peace of mind, an EMS supervisor is available to respond to on-campus medical emergencies 24/7. Supervisors are more experienced EMTs capable of responding to calls by themselves. Supervisors are typically within contact with the Department of Public Safety. Supervisors assist in building evacuations, establishing triage centers and advising incoming units in the event of a mass-casualty event, and operating a wheelchair lifts, among other duties. All supervisors possess a wider range of skills and experience since they work for other EMS organizations in addition to F&M EMS.
We provide standby coverage for sporting events and other activities that draw a large crowd or have potential for injury. These may include, but are not limited to: eating contests, powderpuff football, guest speakers, concerts, and alumni events. We also provide standby services for varsity, club, and intramural sports, such as rugby, lacrosse, track and football (both practices and games). If you would like to request a standby for your event please . Please include the date and time of the event and your anticpated needs.
We provide CPR and first aid classes to both the F&M and Lancaster communities. We are responsible for teaching and recertifying the Appel Infirmary staff and any other college employee who requires CPR or first aid training. All of our courses are approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) and are conducted in partnership with Lancaster EMS by our AHA-certified student CPR instructors. For more information, please visit our page on Learning CPR or First Aid.
EMS is responsible for the upkeep of all on-campus Automated External Defibrillators (AED). We are currently looking to train more individuals in the F&M community in proper AED usage. F&M EMS was responsible for the College's recent purchase of 33 AEDs to cover the whole campus. Please take notice of the AEDs on campus so you can help in an emergency!