Emergency Medical Services
In an emergency, dial 434.544.5555
Office: ext. 8027
The Lynchburg College Emergency Medical Service (LCEMS) is a Virginia state-certified emergency health care service.
We provide volunteer Basic Life Support (BLS) to anyone on College property, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Because we are on campus, we can provide immediate emergency care.
With more than 25 active members including 13 Emergency Technicians (EMT), LCEMS receives more than 160 calls each year.
An EMT and other members with varying levels of training are always on duty. Each member on duty carries a supply bag on rescue calls, and the EMT on duty carries oxygen and airway tools. If transportation to a hospital is needed, a Lynchburg City medic is called to handle the transport.
Membership and Training
Membership is open to students and staff. You don't need experience to join! CPR/AED certrifications are needed within three weeks of joining and a member must enroll in an EMT-Basic (EMT-B) class within one year of joining. Freshman cannot join until their second semester, but may do ride alongs in the fall.
The College helps provide payment for the classes when you sign a contract committing at least one year of service. Additional training is offered throughout the year, and all members must stay up-to-date on new protocols and procedures.
Each crew works a 24-hour shift every five days. While on call, crew members stay within three minutes of campus and free of alcohol or other substances.
Two letters of recommendation will be required with the application. Please contact LCEMS@lynchburg.edu with questions.
National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation
Lynchburg Life Saving Crew