EMS Organizational Structure

How SLU EMS is Organized:

SLU EMS consists of between 20 and 35 dedicated members, including the Director, Assistant Director, and three Crew Chiefs.

Hunter Dean ’22, the 2021-2022 Director of SLU EMS, serves a number of important roles. As the Public Information Officer for SLU EMS, the Director interacts with the New York State Department of Health, State and Local oversight bodies, the University Administration and the Safety and Security Department. The Director works with other local EMS agencies, such as Canton Fire Rescue, to ensure the best possible service is available to our patients. The director is also responsible for public information queries.

Curtis Amory ’23, the Assistant Director of SLU EMS is responsible for our day-to-day operations. This job includes ensuring proper scheduling and staffing, keeping the fly car vehicle fully stocked and supplied, and maintaining our vehicle and equipment.

Our Director and Assistant Director both share the final task of providing a Supervisory role to our members. Both have their EMS pagers on 24/7, and at least one is always available for questions and support.

SLU EMS operates several smaller units which are dedicated to patient care. These units are called Crews. A typical SLU EMS crew consists of three EMTs, one of whom is the Crew Chief and is responsible for administrative tasks within the crew itself. Each Crew also is typically staffed with two First Responders. Due to the difficulties of Emergency Response during a pandemic, as of Fall 2020 all three Crew Chiefs keep their EMS pagers on 24/7.

At any given time during the academic year, SLU EMS provides St. Lawrence with an on-call Duty Crew.  An on-call Duty Crew consists of one Primary EMT who is assigned the EMS fly car for the day, a Secondary EMT who is on foot, and a First Responder who is also on foot.

For more about how Duty Crews respond to an incident, please see the Emergency Response section.

For more on the training required to become a First Responder or an EMT, please see the appropriate training section.