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Emergency Medical Services
Captain - Paul Comber e-mail:
1st Lieutenant - Andrew Kalash email:
2nd Lieutenant - Anthony Horvath email:
Rowan University EMS is a student-run organization chartered under the Student Government Association, providing emergency medical response 24/7 to the Rowan University campus and surrounding community. Rowan University EMS has been providing emergency services since 1978 and is one of the longest serving collegiate EMS squads in New Jersey. We operate two NJ licensed BLS ambulances, a first responder vehicle, and two bicycle response teams staffed by our approximately 80 members. In addition, Rowan Public Safety maintains a fleet of 2 EMS vehicles staffed by EMT certified officers that work along side student volunteers to provide quick response to medical emergencies on campus.
Rowan EMS answered 536 calls for service during the 2013-2014 school year with an average response time of 2.09 minutes. Our response times are unheard of in the EMS community and are a direct result of our dedicated members. We serve as a model EMS agency to collegiate EMS squads across the nation and we were recently featured in the July 2014 issue of JEMS magazine for our high quality care in the service of our university campus.
In 2011, Rowan University was activated as a regional evacuation shelter during hurricane Irene. Rowan became a temporary residence for 1100 to 1200 evacuees from the Atlantic City area. A number of the displaced persons came with significant medical issues. A triage room was quickly set up with assistance from various hospital and health agencies throughout the Gloucester County area. Rowan EMS provided support for the entire operation and transported 38 patients in 48 hours during the height of the storm. To recognize the effort of the volunteer crews during the storm, all Rowan ambulances now display a hurricane symbol on the doors with Irene 2011-38-48.
In 2012 Rowan EMS took delivery of its second GMC Type III Horton ambulance, designed to match our 2009 Horton. Both trucks were designed with significant input from our volunteer student members right down to the paint and lettering. In the fall of 2013, construction was completed on a permanent EMS station located in the rear of Winas Hall on Route 322. Our new squad building includes a lounge area, training/meeting space, shower room, supply room and a new office area for the squad's executive committee. Outside of the new building is a garage where we house both ambulances and oxygen storage.
All students are welcome to become members of Rowan EMS. To prepare our members to respond to any emergency situation, we hold monthly classes and training exercises with the help of instructors from the Cooper University Hospital. A few of our members are certified as instructors for CEVO III, American Heart Association CPR, AHA PEARS, Airway Management, and Blood Borne Pathogens. In addition to training for our members, we host free training for all NJ EMTs, in cooperation with Gloucester County EMS. Our biggest training session is a yearly “CEU weekend”, where participants receive 16 CEUs during two days of classes.
Rowan EMS offers American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR and First Aid training to the campus. AHA Heartsaver CPR teaches the layperson how to respond and provide care in the event of sudden cardiac arrest in Adults, Children, and Infants. Additionally, Heartsaver First Aid training will prepare you to provide basic first aid care to sick and injured persons, including the use of Epi-Pens. If your organization or department is interested in receiving this training, please download and complete the CPR/First Aid Training Request Form. Further information is provided in the form.
If you're interested in applying, please download and fill out the application below. You'll find the application here. ems application Please email us your completed applications or deliver it to the dispatchers located in Bole Hall Annex. Any questions, please e-mail email@example.com