Drexel EMS operates within the same coverage area as the Drexel Police and Public Safety. This area runs from 30th to 36th Street and from Spring Garden Street to Chestnut Street. Crews operate out of our base station/office located at North Residence Hall at 3200 Race St, Philadelphia PA, 19104.
Drexel EMS operates on the Public Safety channels and is dispatched by the Drexel University Police Dispatchers.
Drexel EMS is comprised of PA certified EMTs, National Registry EMTs, First Responders and CPR certified members. With varying certification levels, crew compositions can vary. Our student drivers have completed EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course) training and are certified to drive a first response vehicle in addition to proving their familiarity of the coverage area.
Drexel EMS responds to incidents by way of a QRS vehicle or fully QRS. Current response times from time of dispatch to time at patient average approximately 4.0 minutes.