In an emergency, dial 434.544.5555
Office: ext. 8027
The University of Lynchburg Emergency Medical Service is a Virginia state-certified emergency health care service.
We provide volunteer Basic Life Support (BLS) to anyone on University 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.
University of Lynchburg EMS receives more than 160 calls each year and responds to everyone on campus.
An EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) 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 certifications are needed within three weeks of joining, and a member must enroll in an EMT-Basic (EMT-B) class within one year of joining.
The University 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 six 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.