UNC Campus EMS begins operations 10/14 at 7pm

October 14, 2021

UNC Campus EMS will respond to 911 medical emergencies on all of UNC-CH’s main campus (including Granville Towers) starting Thursday, October 14th at 7pm. UNC Campus EMS is entirely a student-run agency, and will respond to calls with a crew of 2 North Carolina certified EMTs who are comprehensively trained to operate within Orange County.

A message from Campus EMS leadership:

It is our pleasure to announce the launch of UNC Campus EMS response to 911 calls. We will function as a first-responder agency at the EMT-Basic level, working closely with UNC Campus Police, Chapel Hill Fire, and Orange County EMS to provide high-quality patient care to all members of the community. Campus EMS hours of operation will be every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7pm - 3am (except during University holidays).

Our crew consists of 2 North Carolina certified EMTs who are comprehensively trained to operate within Orange County. There will also be a shift supervisor on call for crews as well as direct access to the Orange County Medical Director who is a physician in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine. We will be responding to calls in a UTV with Red/White Emergency Lights and EMS markings. This UTV will carry all the supplies required to function at the EMT-B level, including medications, trauma supplies, airway equipment, and an AED.

UNC Campus EMS is entirely a student-run agency which allows them to act as liaisons between students and public safety agencies. We will always advocate for your specific needs and concerns. Our mission is to promote a holistic approach to the well-being of the Carolina Community and this entails many things including Mental Health. Our entire organization is receiving training in Mental Health First-Aid. Please do not ever hesitate to ask for help if you or a friend are experiencing a medical emergency or mental health crisis — UNC Campus EMS will respond directly to you upon calling 911.

Our team is incredibly excited to begin serving Carolina and we hope to have a lasting positive impact on the community. This project has been 5 years in the making and countless dedicated students have given so much to make this a reality. We also could not do this without the continued support of Campus Health, Campus PD, and the University.

If you have any questions about our operations please reach out to our Co-Directors Ishan
Khosla (ishank@kenan-flagler.unc.edu) or Sarah Torzone (sarahkt@live.unc.edu).

Ishan Khosla
Sarah Torzone

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