Who We Are
Dartmouth EMS is a student-run non-transport Basic Life Support (BLS) squad licensed by the state of New Hampshire. Dartmouth EMS was founded in 1991 by a group of motivated students looking to improve pre-hospital care and education for the community, and it has since expanded to provide a variety of services to Dartmouth College and the surrounding Upper Valley community including campus emergency response, community CPR and First Aid training, and maintenance of the Dartmouth public-access AED program. Dartmouth EMS members are trained to provide all appropriate BLS care ranging from simple first-aid to life-saving interventions as licensed EMT-B's.
Dartmouth EMS never charges its patients for any services provided. All funds that are raised through coverage charges, course fees, and donations are used to defray equipment costs and operating expenses. If you are interested in helping us to provide these services, or if you would like EMS coverage at your event, please click on the Event Coverage link on the navigation bar.
Dartmouth EMS provides standby coverage for a wide variety of College and community events. We cover many College athletic events, from men’s hockey games to Frisbee, lacrosse, and volleyball tournaments. We also cover general campus-wide events, ranging from the Polar Bear Swim to the presidential debates. Dartmouth EMS works with a number of non-Dartmouth organizations as well, including local towns and schools. Dartmouth EMS does not transport patients, and as such, the crew will be at the event for its entire duration. The hiring organization is charged a flat hourly rate, and patients are not billed.
Weekend Campus Coverage
Dartmouth EMS provides on-call BLS coverage for the Dartmouth College campus on weekends and certain weeknights. Dartmouth EMS is dispatched by and responds with campus Safety and Security. Dartmouth EMS serves as a first response agency to augment the existing response system in Hanover.
Dartmouth EMS must be dispatched by Safety and Security in order to respond to a call; please do not contact EMS members directly for an emergency. Dartmouth EMS does not provide ambulance transport to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Education & Training
Dartmouth EMS is very involved with community education. We teach many American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid classes for students, faculty, and employees of Dartmouth College as well as local organizations and community members. Our class schedule is posted on our Training page. We also teach Healthcare Provider (BLS) CPR classes for EMTs, medical students, lifeguards, and others in need of BLS certification. Our regional teaching center is the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Past and Present Directors
- 12-13 Nicholas Valentini '13 Executive Director, Ariel Low '14 Director of Operations, August Oddleifson '13 Director of Training
- 12X Ariel Low '14
- 11-12 Tucker Ward '12 Director, Charlotte Cipparone '12 Asst. Director
- 11X Nicholas Valentini '13
- 10-11 Ryan Speers '11 Director, Tucker Ward '12 Asst. Director
- 10X Tucker Ward '12
- 09-10 Jeff Spielberg '10 Director, Adam Strom '10 Asst. Director
- 09X Ryan Speers '11
- 08-09 Omar Pardesi '09 Director, Jeff Spielberg '10 Asst. Director
- 08X Jeff Spielberg '10
- 07-08 Jiayi Hao '08 Director, Omar Pardesi '09 Asst. Director
- 07X Omar Pardesi '09
- 07W, 07S Jiayi Hao '08 Director, Greg Sheehan '07 Asst. Director
- O6F Greg Sheehan '07
- 06X Jiayi Hao '08
- 05-06 Todd Rabkin Golden '06
- 05X Todd Rabkin Golden '06
- 04-05 Taylor Duvall '05
- 04X Todd Rabkin Golden '06
- 03-04 David Horowitz '04
- 03X Sarah Mead '05
- 02-03 Hilary Alvarez '03
- 02X David Horowitz '04
- 01-02 Erik Wang '02
- 00-01 Matt Anthony '01
- 99-00 Kristin Romberg '01
- Founder, Bryce Friedman '94