Emergency Medical Services

6 Butterfield Rd. Kingston, RI 02881

uriems@uriems.orgPhone: (401)-874-5255 Fax: (401)-874-4871

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life...
As a probationary member, you will be training based on a standardized checklist of basic  skills and knowledge of our operations. You will be assigned a Field Training Officer who  will be your point of contact for any questions, comments or concerns you have and will meet  with you regularly to check in on your progress. You will have 90 days to complete this  training. At the 30,60 and 90 day marks you will meet with your  FTO  to review your  progress.

During your scheduled hours, you will ride as a part of the emergency response crew to  medical calls and perform basic assessment/treatment skills. You may sign up to do special  event details and public education booths or programs

Here are some frequently asked questions.

  • I have a special health condition that may require special treatment, what should I do?IMAG0231
    If you wish to share information about a health condition you may click on the Contact Us link and provide us with your contact information. Someone will be in touch with you shortly so that you may share information confidentially with our staff.
  • I am an EMT, taking an EMT class now or plan to take one soon, will I get paid at URI EMS?
    URI EMS is a volunteer service. We have limited paid opportunities for special events. However, the experience and help with training to obtain certifications that you will gain from the URI EMS experience is invaluable. We invite you to find out for yourself! In addition to the experience, you will find valuable connections to paid services through our membership.
  • Do you offer EMT classes through URI EMS?
    We currently do not offer any EMT classes through our organization, please visit the Links page for classes offered near you!


  • DO NOT MOVE THE PATIENT unless the area is not safe (fire, etc)
  • Dial 401-874-2121 from your cell phone or 4-2121 from a university phone
  • Tell the dispatcher your name, location and a telephone number you can be reached at. Be as precise as possible.
  • Describe to the best of your knowledge what happened & how.
  • Do not hang up until the dispatcher hangs up first.
  • Clear the area of people who are not relatives or witnesses.
  • Have someone await the arrival of the ambulance at the entrance to guide the ambulance crew in.
  • Ensure that all access paths are clear for the ambulance crew.

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