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Palm Road Office

Our office is located in the Environmental Health & Safety Building, located at 201 Palm Road, on the eastern end of the Ithaca Campus near the College of Veterinary Medicine. Our location allows for close relationships with other Cornell emergency responders, while still providing quick access to North, Central, and West Campuses. The Environmental Health & Safety Building includes space for our office, bunk room, and lounge spaces, allowing our members to work, sleep, and relax while they are on duty.

Cornell EMS 2441 (EMS-1) – 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

 

Aluminum cabinetry, movable trays and drawers, and other interior vehicle customization provide a comfortable, safe, and adjustable environment for the crew and maximize space for equipment to handle any type of situation. Our primary response vehicle carries a complement of basic life support equipment including airway management equipment, trauma management equipment, splinting equipment (including various fixation and traction methods), spinal immobilization equipment, basic life support medications (including epinephrine, albuterol, oxygen, glucose, and aspirin), BLS patient evaluation equipment (also including pulse oximetry and blood glucometry equipment), personal floatation devices (life jackets), helmets, eye and ear protection, cones and flares, ANSI-compliant vests and jackets, mass casualty command and triage equipment, pediatrics and obstetrics equipment, a stair chair, portable hand lights, blankets and pillows, additional oxygen and personal protective equipment, and training supplies for drills and “mock calls.”

 

Cornell EMS 2442 (EMS-2) – 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe (our 2019 Tahoe is ordered and in the process of being prepared for our use!)

Cornell EMS’ newest response vehicle is a 2011 Chevy Tahoe purchased on state contract from Hoselton Chevrolet in Rochester, New York. Vehicle customization was completed by Admiral Specialty Vehicles in Spencer, New York. This vehicle replaces the former 2442 which ended its service time with Cornell EMS after 8 wonderful years. The former 2442 was a 2004 Chevy Suburban and withstood many years of work as the primary and only vehicle for the agency. The new response vehicle was designed similarly to 2441 (EMS-1), however additional upgrades and adjustments were made to ensure that CUEMS responds with the highest quality vehicles and equipment.

 

Like 2441, 2442 has state of the art communication equipment, aluminum cabinetry, extensive visual and audible warning systems and an extensive assortment of EMS medical and trauma equipment.  The new addition of this vehicle helps CUEMS strive towards its goal of providing members of the Cornell Community with the best possible service and care. Additionally, it allows Cornell EMS crews to cover events at multiple locations on campus, as well as to place two emergency response vehicles in service during known busy time periods, including weekend evenings, Slope Day, Commencement, and Homecoming.

 

Cornell EMS 2443 (EMS-3) – 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

CUEMS’ first primary response vehicle is a 2009 Chevy Tahoe purchased on state contract from Hoselton Chevrolet in Rochester, New York. Vehicle customization was completed by Admiral Specialty Vehicles in Spencer, New York. State of the art communications equipment provide CUEMS the ability to communicate on VHF and 800MHz radio bands, allowing conversation with all surrounding Tompkins County agencies, Cornell emergency and non-emergency services, and with all area hospitals. Exterior striping and lighting designs—compliant with federal highway standards and New York State law—provide optimal warning systems and maximize crew safety and scene control.

With three controllable spot lights, a rear directional light-bar, a rear-view camera system, and chevron diversion striping, CUEMS’ new vehicle is not only safer to drive, but safer and more efficient for managing any scene.

This truck is used for transporting crews and equipment to event standbys and towing our trailer described below. It also can serve as a reserve emergency response vehicle as needed.

 

Mass Casualty Incident Trailer

In 2007, CUEMS introduced our Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Unit trailer to the fleet with assistance from the University’s Office of Risk Management and Insurance. The unit is designed to house equipment that allows our crews to triage, stabilize, and treat approximately one hundred patients in the event of a large scale emergency on campus or in the surrounding area. The trailer is the largest of its kind in Tompkins County and much of the surrounding region, making CUEMS a valuable resource to both Cornell University and the greater community.