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Cornell University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS) is a student-operated, New York State certified, first response emergency medical services agency that serves the Ithaca Campus of Cornell University and surrounding University-owned properties and roadways, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during the academic year. CUEMS provides emergency medical care at the basic life support level, free of charge to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the University. Our agency of approximately 65 active members responds to over 600 calls for service each year. CUEMS also provides standby EMS coverage at campus events and training for all members of the Cornell community in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid. Working together with other emergency services from Cornell University and Tompkins County, CUEMS provides a valuable resource to the Ithaca Campus and surrounding community.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For detailed information about the virus – including symptoms and how to protect your self and others – please visit the official CDC website.

CUEMS encourages the use of face masks/coverings while around others, social distancing, and washing hands frequently. We hope everybody is staying safe and healthy!

Due to COVID-19, we will not be conducting a membership drive this fall. We are unable to conduct our interactive in-person sessions and interviews safely as we focus on our mission of providing emergency medical coverage to the Cornell campus. We hope to welcome new members in the Spring semester.