About Us

Who We Are

Yale Emergency Medical Services is both a registered Yale undergraduate organization and a state-licensed EMS agency, providing regularly scheduled EMS standby coverage to the Yale campus as a part of Yale Health. As an EMS agency, we operate under the New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program with medical direction from Yale Emergency Medicine. YEMS members are Yale students who hold Connecticut state certification at the EMT level or higher, and YEMS is managed by an Executive Board with guidance from its Board of Advisors. In addition to providing emergency medical care, YEMS provides extensive training and certification programs to the Yale community, including a semester-long EMT certification class each semester as well as regularly-scheduled CPR and AED classes.

What We Do

Yale Emergency Medical Services provides standby EMS coverage to the Yale community at a large number of Yale athletic and campus events. YEMS is a standby EMS service and does not transport patients; however, our crews are equipped to provide full BLS-level emergency medical care on scene and maintain constant radio contact with South Central C-MED, through which our crews can request ALS backup from the New Haven Fire Department or a transporting ambulance from New Haven AMR in cases in which a patient requires transport to the hospital. In addition to providing EMS standby coverage and emergency medical care, YEMS provides extensive training and certification programs to the Yale community, including an EMT certification class every semester as well as regularly-scheduled CPR and AED classes, EMT refresher classes, and CPR instructor certification classes.