Saint John's EMS is a part of the Saint John's University Life Safety department. The volunteer members provide rapid response to any medical emergency that occurs in the Saint John's community. About 20 volunteers, mostly undergraduate students from both the CSB and SJU campuses, serve on the EMT squad. Volunteers are certified as EMTs through the State of Minnesota's Emergency Services Regulatory Board. Members provide a team approach to medical emergencies that is available 24/7 through the academic year. Each semester EMTs volunteer over 6,000 hours to the Saint John's Community; responding to over 135 requests for service. Additional stand-by coverage at University events such as Johnnie Football games, Pines events and commencement is provided by squad members.
Through a close partnership with Saint John's Life Safety and the Fire Departments, the EMTs make the Saint John's community a safer place to learn and live.
Saint John's EMS's mission is to provide free and confidential high quality volunteer first response medical service to the Saint John's community. Squad members provide immediate emergency medical care until more advanced care can be provided, if needed.