Be Part of UHart's Student-Run Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Team

September 11, 2020
Submitted By: Office of Marketing and Communication
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The University of Hartford is exploring the possibility of re-establishing a student-run emergency medical service first responder program. The program would be run by students who are either certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) or in training to be EMTs, and will be supervised by qualified UHart staff, further overseen by a St. Francis Hospital medical director. 

Numerous universities across the United States have launched these programs with great success, and in fact, UHart had a program several years ago. The benefits are clear: help your community, hone your clinical skills, develop your community service portfolio, and position yourself for a potential career in the health sciences. 

Participation in a student-run EMS program provides students the opportunity to build leadership, organizational, and crisis management skills --great career preparation for all students. In addition, the program will provide valuable, hands-on experiences for those pursuing medical and health careers. This team will work in concert with Public Safety, and have a dedicated response vehicle, full EMT gear, and will be provided with uniforms. Please consider helping to make our campus better and healthier! 

If you are an EMT or wish to be an EMT, and are interested in finding out more, please contact Sgt. Chaun Jones, community relations program sergeant, at