Willamette University Emergency Medical Services (WEMS) is a volunteer, student-run, professionally licensed EMS agency that provides Basic Life Support (BLS) to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the Willamette University community. WEMS was founded in 1997 by students concerned with the safety and well-being of those on the university's campus. Today, WEMS continues to provide emergency health services while operating under a non-punitive educational response; specifically, allowing students to call for help while minimizing the consequences of outside agencies becoming involved (i.e Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department, Falck Ambulance, etc.). WEMs works together with Campus Safety and Bishop Wellness Center to provide confidential emergency medical care. Members are all medically trained and certified as either Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) or EMT-Basics prior to joining WEMS.
Our mission is to provide early response emergency medical services for members of the Willamette University community and visitors to the University Campus. WEMS provides health education, public health interventions, and an opportunity for members to enhance their leadership skills.
Do you want WEMS at your event or sports game? WEMS is available to be requested to be in attendance for any event on campus to provide first aid and basic life support medical services to your guests. If you would like WEMS at your next event, fill out this form.