UMass Lowell EMS is committed to growth and development, through innovation and excellence while providing unmatched quality healthcare to our peers and community!
UMass Lowell EMS club formed in 1984, and was formerly established as the UMass Lowell Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Society in 1986, thanks to a former student of the University and faculty adviser, David Eberiel, Ph.D. Over the years, UMass Lowell EMS has responded to thousands of calls ranging from the minor cuts and bruises to life threatening situations such as accidents, respiratory and cardiac emergencies. UMass Lowell EMS is now staffed by approximately 30 EMTs, 24 hours a day, seven days throughout the year.
During a medical emergency, time is one of the crucial factors determining a person's ultimate outcome. In the event something does happen, UMass Lowell EMS can be on the scene within minutes. If the call warrants transport to a local hospital, Trinity EMS, Lowell's 9-1-1 provider, is requested to the scene and assist UMass Lowell EMS.
EMTs receive a small stipend for every shift they work. When asked, UMass Lowell EMS came to the conclusion that, "Most of us are not in this field for the money; we simply feel that we owe it to the university community to provide our services as they have done a great deal for us over the years and at the same time we are able to help out fellow students."
UMass Lowell EMS currently runs as a Class V Ambulance and has all the capabilities of a regional EMS service provider, minus the patient transporting. We provide emergency medical services to the students, faculty and staff of the university as well as the community at large as needed.
UMass Lowell EMS works with the university as well as the incredible service providers of Lowell - at the BLS transport level, Trinity EMS and at the ALS medical level, with Trinity and Lowell General Paramedics.
UMass Lowell EMS also has a very strong partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Police Department.
UMass Lowell EMS is dispatched directly through the University Police dispatch center. It is through this strong partnership that UMass Lowell EMS and UMass Lowell P.D. provide fast, accurate, and appropriate emergency care to the community.
UMass Lowell EMS currently has a staff of approximately 30 EMTs trained at the EMT Level. They work out of three Class V ambulances. EMTs are kept up to date on Emergency Response and Medical Training as well as Driving Certification classified by NSC.
UMass Lowell EMS is a proud member of the National Collegiate EMS Foundation (NCEMSF) that currently has around 300 member colleges from around North America. UMass Lowell EMS has been recognized for the following awards: