Community Outreach

CUEMS is dedicated to providing educational programs to the Cornell and Ithaca communities. We offer a number of classes through the American Safety and Health Institute, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. In addition to these classes, we also offer a number of safety presentations to the community, including recognition of medical emergencies, activation of emergency medical services, and alcohol awareness.

Each year, we teach dozens of classes to the community and certify hundreds of students, faculty, and staff in the skills of CPR and first aid. We frequently participate in fraternity risk mitigation training and resident advisor emergency situation training panels.

As a member of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Service Foundation (NCEMSF), CUEMS participates in National Collegiate EMS Week each November by hosting a number of EMS-related events and training sessions across campus. In the span of one week, we host numerous walk-in Hands-Only CPR courses, provide information on our services, host EMS trivia events and vehicle demonstrations, and distribute safety materials.

For more information on our community education initiatives, please contact the Community Education Officer.