Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BEMS is currently off call as we are experiencing shortage in personnel (remote learners) and PPE. While we are not in service, we are hiring new members and making the squad as strong as possible for when we return on call. Our planned return on-call date is February 18, 2021 with a truncated schedule. Please email [email protected] with any questions, and [email protected] if you are interested in joining our team.
The Duties of BEMS are threefold:
- To stabilize and package critical, unstable, or potentially unstable patients (as defined by New York State BLS Protocols) for transport by ambulance.
- To render emergency aid to stable patients (as defined by New York State BLS Protocols) who need prompt hospital care, and arrange transport to an appropriate care facility.
- To render minor interim aid to patients who refuse transport during the hours when Bard Student Health Services is closed.