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Emory EMS honored for 20 years of service

Emory Emergency Medical Services (EEMS), the University's student-run, volunteer public safety program, earned national honors recently at the National Collegiate EMS (NCEMS) Conference in Baltimore, Md.

In addition to recognition for 20 years of service to the Emory community, the program also received the EMS Video of the Year Award and recognition for completion of the NCEMS "Striving for Excellence" accreditation program.

Emory was one of only two national universities recognized for completing the three-year accreditation process, which involves a rigorous self-evaluation and demonstration of current best practices. "The recipients represent benchmark organizations that others strive to emulate," according to the NCEMS.

The Emory EMS award-winning video (above) depicts an Emory EMS student volunteer who is in a lecture class when he receives the call to help an injured pedestrian. 

In other honors, Emory EMS volunteer Scott Kobner was among a select group of student Emergency Medical Technicians chosen to give a presentation on collegiate EMS ethics at the national conference.

Emory EMS was the only service program out of nearly 100 campus-based EMS organizations to receive multiple awards at this year's conference, says Emory EMS Chief Jordan Marks, an Emory College senior.

A unit of the Special Services Division of the Emory Police Department, the EEMS is an entirely student-run, volunteer organization.

Established in 1992, EEMS works in coordination with local EMS, fire and police departments to provide emergency and non-emergency care to the campus community.

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