Important Information

  • On-Call Hours: 
    • Friday 5pm- Sunday 5pm
    • Dial: (503) 370-6911
  • Campus Safety is available 24/7 to assist with any medical needs.
    • Call: (503) 370-6911 
  • For off campus emergencies please dial: 911
  • Do you have any comments, suggestions, or questions? Feel free to email us here:   wemsdirector@willamette.edu

About WEMS

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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.

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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. 

 

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