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.

Eagle EMS Rolls Out New Medical Vehicle

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.

Eagle EMS vehicle a step toward better safety

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.

OHP Stay in Your Green Zone Campaign

October 19, 2011

"Your Guide to BC Clubs: “Freshmen, please join our ListServ and have a lollipop!"

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.

Then & Now: Campus Reflects on 9/11

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.

Student EMTs Play Big Role in Campus Safety

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.

BC Eagle EMS Participates in Boston College Community Safety Day

April 11, 2011

Eagle EMS Receives National Award

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.

Prospective Students Await Admissions Decisions

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.

BC Celebrates Collegiate EMS Week

November 15, 2010

Last week, Eagle EMS celebrated National Collegiate EMS Week with a number of events, including a CPR tutorial.

Eagle EMS Expanding Presence in Community

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.

Volunteer EMTs Honored at Awards Banquet

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.

Eagle EMS Seeks To Widen Scope

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.