Mission Statement

12004822_955666361138213_7564028553792167959_nCornell University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS) strives to provide professional, efficient, and effective First Response Basic Life Support care to the entire Cornell Community. Serving Cornell students, graduate students, faculty, staff, visitors, and their children and  families, CUEMS responds to all 911 calls for medical assistance and evaluation twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week during the academic year. CUEMS provides extensive, weekly training to all squad members consisting of Basic Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B), Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT-I), Critical Care Technicians (AEMT-CC), and Paramedics (AEMT-P). Moreover, CUEMS offers training to the entire Cornell Community in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED), calling 911, alcohol emergencies, and basic emergency care. Working together with emergency services from all of Cornell and Tompkins County, CUEMS provides a valuable resource available to the Cornell Campus and much of the surrounding Tompkins County community.