Cornell University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS) is a student-operated, New York State certified, first response emergency medical services agency serving the Ithaca Campus of Cornell University and surrounding University-owned properties and roadways. 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 EMS standby event coverage, which is often mandated by University policy and local fire code. CUEMS provides this service free of charge to all Cornell organizations and departments, relieving the burden of EMS costs in event planning. In addition to this, CUEMS provides education to the community, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid classes.
Membership is open to all members of the Cornell community, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni. The organization is operated by an Executive Board of ten officers, which is currently served entirely by undergraduate and graduate students.