Emergency Medical Services (EMS) | St. Lawrence University Safety & Security

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Who We Are:

St. Lawrence University Emergency Medical Services (SLU EMS) is a student-run and New York State certified EMS agency. We provide Basic Life Support (BLS) First Response services to the St. Lawrence University campus and surrounding area. An affiliate of the St. Lawrence University Safety and Security Department, SLU EMS is composed of 31 members all of whom are undergraduate students at St. Lawrence.

In addition to providing coverage to the campus 24-hours a day during the academic year, SLU EMS also provides standby services at campus events such as Fall Fest, Winter Carnival, Halloweekend, and the Leithead COVID-19 Vaccine clinic. SLU EMS sponsors as many as 10 students a year who wish to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), allowing them to take the rigorous EMT-B certification course for free.


Our Goals:

SLU EMS provide its members of the St. Lawrence community the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as acquire vocational experience, and gain a lifelong love for community service. Our EMTs and First Responders provide the St. Lawrence community with Emergency Medical Services 24/7 during the academic year free of charge. We serve our community with respect and professionalism in a manner that is respectful of individual rights and dignity, as we strive to:

  • Provide pre-hospital emergency care to all persons in need, regardless of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, or physical/mental handicap; and to provide that care with compassion and understanding.
  • Provide pre-hospital emergency care in a timely and professional manner.
  • Provide this care according to the policies set forth by the Local and State Emergency Health Service Councils.
  • Maintain an open and trusting relationship with the student body and increase their awareness of the services we provide.

SLU EMS History

Organizational Structure

Why Join SLU EMS

Pandemic Response 


Policies and Protocols

Event Coverage Request Form