Our Mission

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Cornell University Emergency Medical Service strives to provide professional, efficient, and effective first-response basic life support care to the Ithaca campus and surrounding areas. Serving Cornell students, faculty, staff, visitors, and their families, CUEMS responds to all 911 calls for medical assistance twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week during the academic year. CUEMS provides extensive, weekly training to all squad members consisting of New York State certified emergency medical technicians. Moreover, CUEMS offers training to the entire Cornell community in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, first aid, and activation of emergency medical services. Working together with other emergency services from Cornell University and Tompkins County, CUEMS provides a valuable resource to the Ithaca campus and much of the surrounding Tompkins County community.