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In case of a medical emergency, call 911 or JCUPD dispatch at 216-397-1234 (and press 1 for emergency) to request JCUEMS. Calling JCUEMS is free, as well as any care you may receive on campus. Please do not hesitate to call us if you or someone you know is in need of medical care.

Email us at with any questions and inquiries about JCUEMS.


JCUEMS Station 1 is located inside the Student Health Center which is on the lowest level of Murphy Hall

EMS staff is active on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 PM to 7:00 AM the next day, and Saturdays from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

Other Information

To report non-medical emergencies or suspicious activity contact John Carroll University Police Department, at 216-397-1234. For medical issues that are not emergencies, visit the Student Health and Wellness Center.

      John Carroll University Emergency Medical Services (JCU EMS) was established in April 2002 in response to the sudden and preventable death of a student. EMS was established by JCU students and is still run by JCU students who have Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) training and certification. The purpose of the organization is to provide quick response service for on-campus medical emergencies. The organization works with University Heights Fire Department for ambulance transport when necessary. EMS also works closely with the John Carroll University Police Department and the Office of Residence Life. Our organization is advised by the College of Health, and receives medical direction from University Hospitals physicians.

      EMS offers several opportunities for students. The required certification qualifies members for job opportunities in fire, ambulance, and hospital services. The experience develops advanced leadership skills and members obtain clinical experience, such as technical skills and patient care. Many relationships are formed among current members, alumni, and members of organizations that work closely with EMS. Some members of the organization may attend the annual National Collegiation Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) Conference, which is attended by students belonging to EMS organizations from schools all across the country.

      For more details on our day-to-day operations, feel free to browse our three governing documents:

      Thank you for your interest in working on John Carroll University Emergency Medical Services.

      The application is present below. The application will be open at all times. Along with the online application, an interview must be scheduled and completed with the EMS executive board. Applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews. For more information about the application process, contact

      Emergency Medical Services Application


      You will obtain your EMT-B certification (approximately 150 hour course) at John Carroll over the summer where you will also be CPR and BLS certified. Or, if you are already an EMT-B in another state, apply for reciprocity. EMT-Basics are able to perform patient assessment and manage trauma and medical emergencies with skills such as CPR, defibrillation, airway adjuncts, taking vital signs, splinting, and assistance with administrations of some medication.

      Once a member of the department, responders are required to sign up for at least one weekday shift and one weekend shift every third weekend. They are also required serve two academic semesters on the department and remain in good standing during your time. 

      While on shift, EMTs may do homework, sleep, eat, spend time with friends, and be anywhere on campus.  However, while on shift, one may not leave campus, use or be in the presence of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs (unless directly related to a call), do anything that would prevent him/her from responding immediately to a call, compromise quality patient care, or damage the reputation of EMS. A mandatory callback system is in place among JCUEMS responders in the event of a mass casualty incident. If able, responders are required to aid in a situation where more responders than on shift are needed.

      Training meetings, continuing education, monthly department meetings, and yearly drills are mandatory for all members. In order to receive a partial refund for the course, at least two semesters must be served. All members must follow Standard Operating Procedures on shift and represent the department well at all times.