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Old 08-02-2005, 03:17 PM
Yasin B. Abbak
 
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I have an idea, please give me your opinion on it, and whether you would be interested. I want to establish a student run first aid squad that operates at least during the night in return for some financial assistance, maybe with dorming expenses. I need to have people willing to be on call for around maybe 12 hours a night, once a week maybe. The crew will need to consist of at least one EMT and a driver with CPR certification. I think Drew uses a paid service if im not mistaken, but I could be wrong. I don't see why the students can't be paid instead. If there is anyone with EMT certification willing to do this, please let me know.

We will present this idea to...umm...whoever it needs to be presented to i guess...and hopefully we can be alleviated of the dorming expenses, or some of it at least.

I know that Montclair State University runs a program similar to this, and I don't see why it can't be done here as well. Please offer your opinions.

-Yasin

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:51 PM
Gary A. Hochman
 
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Originally Posted by Yasin B. Abbak
I have an idea, please give me your opinion on it, and whether you would be interested. I want to establish a student run first aid squad that operates at least during the night in return for some financial assistance, maybe with dorming expenses. I need to have people willing to be on call for around maybe 12 hours a night, once a week maybe. The crew will need to consist of at least one EMT and a driver with CPR certification. I think Drew uses a paid service if im not mistaken., but i could be wrong. I don't see why the students can't be paid instead. If there is anyone with EMT certification willing to do this, please let me know.


Yasin,

I see a couple of problems with your idea. First, all public safety officers are EMTs already (or will be soon), so there really is no need for student EMTs. As to the transportation aspect, when a student needs to be transported it is usually done by Madison's Ambulance Squad. In the case of serious injuries, Morristown Memorial will dispatch paramedics. I'm sure this is the preferred method, as ambulances are pretty expensive, so I doubt the university would wish to purchase one. Also the university's insurance would go through the roof if they used student EMTs instead of the established method. Next, with such a small school, there would inevitably be potential conflicts of interest as the EMTs would surely know the injured students. Also with the small school, we would probably be lacking in the number of EMTs something like this would require. Finally, it would be a PR nightmare when the parents find out that we went from using an ambulance squad to doing it with students. So basically, even if you would be able to find the proper number of students, it would be extremely expensive both in terms of start up (purchasing an ambulance) and upkeep (insurance), and would cause horrible backlash from parents.
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:44 PM
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...that stinks, i tried.

Why don't you see if you can get students together and see if you can work something out with the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Maybe you can start a student club/group of EMTs that volunteer. You can probably run some activities on campus about First Aid, etc.

I don't know if you would be interested in that, but I guess considering your previous idea didn't work out, it's something similar.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:07 PM
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Why don't you see if you can get students together and see if you can work something out with the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Maybe you can start a student club/group of EMTs that volunteer. You can probably run some activities on campus about First Aid, etc.

I don't know if you would be interested in that, but I guess considering your previous idea didn't work out, it's something similar.

It is definitely something worth looking into. I don't know how they got into it, but in the past I know several Drew students have been on the squad.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:40 PM
Colin J. Kanach
 
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I'm an EMT and ride on my towns squad too and thought about joining madison's ambulance squad, but decided against it as i now have little time with my new job at morristown hospital. But i would love to part of a club! keep me posted.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:18 AM
Timothee Charpie
 
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does anybody know if Drew offers lifeguard classes so we can train to be lifeguards and certified by the american red cross ?? t
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Old 08-06-2005, 03:35 AM
Amanda L. Brennan
 
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I think I remember my friend taking a lifeguard class last spring, but it could have been some other pool-related thing. There is, however, a scuba diving class, according to the registrar.
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:28 PM
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I second everything that Gary wrote. Yasin, if you are interested in First Aid- you can certainly volunteer and/or be trained by Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Many of our students (and some staff) are active members of the Madison squad and at least one student that I know of is active in Chatham.
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