Bates Emergency Medical Services is a volunteer, non-transporting first-response emergency medical service providing aid for the Bates College campus and community. Bates EMS is composed of student volunteers, most of whom are licensed with the State of Maine at the EMT-Basic level. Members have also been licensed at the EMT-Intermediate, Wilderness EMT, and First Responder levels.
Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during the academic year, crews of three responders carry portable two-way radios with them at all times when on duty and respond to health emergencies on campus to provide Basic Life Support. All equipment required by Maine EMS is carried in in the EMS vehicle including an automated external defibrillator (AED). ALS backup and transport is provided by United Ambulance Service.
Bates EMS responds to an average of 120-140 calls per academic year, and has treated patient conditions ranging from general malaise to multi-systems trauma.