About Emory EMS

Emory EMS (EEMS) is a division of the Emory Department of Public Safety. EEMS is a student-operated, volunteer, quick response emergency medical service that exists to provide emergency and non-emergency medical care to Emory University students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community. EEMS works in coordination with local EMS, fire, and police departments to provide high-quality, professional, confidential, and expeditious emergency medical care.

Established in 1992, EEMS began as the vision of a few EMTs who wanted to provide enhanced emergency medical coverage to the Emory community. EEMS became the first licensed collegiate medical first responder service in the state of Georgia.

Annually, the division is comprised of 40 - 45 volunteers, all of whom are licensed as either Georgia Advanced EMTs (AEMT) or Paramedics (EMT-P). EEMS is in service 24 hours per day, seven days per week during Fall and Spring semesters. EEMS' response area includes the Emory University Main Campus and the immediately surrounding facilities, businesses, and roads. EEMS operates two quick response vehicles and has an additional operations vehicle. EEMS also provides standby coverage to a variety of university and community events including, but not limited to, major road races, concerts, high-profile visitors, and Commencement.