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Students interested in becoming part of UREMS are invited to read more about membership types and the application process below.

Membership applications can be submitted online. Please note that the membership application is separate from the EMT class application. 

Membership Levels

Active Membership

Active membership status is given to students that are not yet certified EMTs. Active members are invited to attend monthly meetings, vote on changes to our constitution, and participate in training events.

To become an active member, students must hold CPR certification and submit a membership application. CPR training classes are occasionally offered during the school year. Students who do not currently possess a CPR certification should contact Training Officer Sam O'Rourke for information about the next scheduled session.

First Responder

To become a first responder, students must have a current EMT certification in the state of Virginia (or have reciprocity or legal recognition from the state EMT board*), and must be cleared by the Chief of Operations, President and Richmond Ambulance Authority liaison to respond to on-campus emergencies. First responders are encouraged to participate in a variety of training events and mock drills to ensure their competency.

*Please click on the EMT Certification page on the left for information on out-of-state EMT reciprocity.

Active Membership Applications

To become an active member of UREMS, students must

First Responder Applications

To become a first responder, students must

After submitting an application, students must

  • Complete NIMS Certifications 100, 200, and 700
  • Complete four RAA ride-alongs
  • Before your ride-along, review the RAA Guidelines 
  • Please complete a Precepting Form for each ride along
  • Meet with the President, Chief of Operations, and Richmond Ambulance Authority Liaison to receive clearance to volunteer as a first responder
Important Contacts

Campus Emergencies: 911 from a campus phone, or (804) 289-8911 from a cell phone.

Campus Non-Emergency: 804-289-8715

Student Health Center: (804) 289-8064

For emergency information, go to