DUEMS provides regular emergency medical coverage to Drexel University's Main Campus and surrounding community on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights from 7pm - 7am year round while class is in session as well as additional daytime and evening shifts based on staffing availability. Drexel EMS is certified by the PA Department of Health as a quick response service (QRS), rendering emergent, stabilizing care, from the time you call for EMS, to the time a Philadelphia Fire Department unit arrives. At this time we do not provide emergency transport services, however, we provide the same level of care as any Philadelphia Fire Department Basic Life Support (BLS) unit.

Emergency Medical Response


  • DUEMS can be hired to provide emergency medical coverage at special events on or off campus.  All organizations or departments requesting standby services will be charged an hourly fee of $65/hour for each two person crew required to staff the event. Examples of events we would cover (non exclusive) are...

    • Sporting Events/Races

    • Concerts

    • Open House/Orientations

    • Ceremonies/Graduation 

  • ​Event Standby Request forms are to be submitted at a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event in order to staff the event. 

  • For more information or to request standby medical services for your event please contact us 



Event Standby Medical Services

DUEMS works closely with Drexel University EMS Training Institute at the College of Nursing and Health Professions to provide training and continuing education for members, students and staff. DUEMS also provides CPR courses on campus that are taught by our members who have completed the American Heart Associations BLS CPR instructor course and are certified to lead these courses.

DUEMS provides multiple Hands Only CPR events throughout the year for the Drexel and surrounding community. 

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