Eagle EMS in the News
New Eagle EMS Vehicle Is Ready to Ride
February 16, 2012
A new emergency response medical vehicle, staffed by trained student EMT volunteers and supervised by University administrators, will provide improved medical assistance for the Boston College community.
February 15, 2012
After a decade of research and proposals, Eagle EMS (EEMS) has finally obtained an emergency response vehicle. A specially-outfitted 2012 Ford Explorer XLT will allow EEMS to give initial medical care to patients anywhere on any one of Boston College's three campuses in the time before an ambulance is able to arrive. This is a massive step forward in the evolution of EEMS, which was previously only able to offer care during events on campus.
February 15, 2012
An editorial by the Heights Editorial Board discussing the value of having an Eagle EMS first response vehicle on Boston College's Campus. The Heights feels that the acquisition of this vehicle will positively impact student safety and allow for a better use of medical resources. Because Eagle EMS members will arrive at the scene first, they will be able to stabilize patients before the ambulance company arrives, assisting local EMTs and streamlining the transportation process.
October 19, 2011
September 12, 2011
Eagle EMS provides emergency first response medical stand-by and is run completely by students who are all certified EMTs. The organization provides assistance at BC events, ranging from concerts and football games to dances and recreational figure skating. New participants are required to be CPR-certified, but don’t necessarily need to be EMT certified. The 150-hour course for EMT certification is offered at BC. Participants can also join any of the certified EMTs on their shifts as observers. Uniforms and equipment are provided.
September 12, 2011
Boston College Eagle EMS also attended a tribute on Sunday to those who died on Sept. 11, especially the first responders, firefighters, and paramedics who gave their lives for others. More than 25 Eagle EMS members joined members of the Boston Fire Department and Boston Emergency Medical Services at a 10-year memorial tribute to those first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11.
May 12, 2011
Few student-run organizations at Boston College can boast the size – or the operational impact – of Eagle EMS, a division of University Health Services made up of some 170 undergraduates who provide basic medical assistance at campus events and emergency services instruction to the entire BC community.
April 11, 2011
March 3, 2011
Eagle EMS, Boston College's all-volunteer student, quick response emergency medical service, has been awarded the Striving for Excellence Award by the National Collegiate EMS Foundation (NCEMSF), the foundation's most prestigious honor.
December 9, 2010
Prospective student weighs her options in terms of what college to attend. She cites Eagle EMS as something that she discovered while looking for college and looks forward to being a part of.
November 15, 2010
Last week, Eagle EMS celebrated National Collegiate EMS Week with a number of events, including a CPR tutorial.
September 13, 2010
Boston College's emergency medical service, Eagle EMS, is all-volunteer and student run. Since its founding in 1997, the organization has grown to more than 120 certified members – and it continues to grow every year.
April 26, 2010
Eagle EMS hosted its annual awards banquet Saturday morning, honoring student EMTs and naming Chris Faherty, A&S '13, as its president for the next academic year, replacing Katie Davis, LSOE '10, who will graduate this May.
November 2, 2009
The Eagle EMS program is looking to expand, Davis said, especially in the area of education. Davis has seen everything from gunshot cases and stabbings down to stubbed toes and twisted ankles.