Emergency Medical Services

6 Butterfield Rd. Kingston, RI 02881

uriems@uriems.org – Phone: (401)-874-5255 Fax: (401)-874-4871

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EMS HQ Opening Ceremony

Opened in September of 2006 on our 21st anniversary, our Headquarters provided the first real home for EMS at URI. Prior to this, we had occupied a section of the basement in a converted dormitory and then also an old building (see pictures below). Our new headquarters has separate male and female bunkrooms, showers, a garage apparatus bay, office space, day room, kitchen/dining area and a full classroom.

Our building is located in the northwest corner of the Kingston campus at the intersection of Plains Rd./Flagg Rd. (565 Plains Rd.).

Exterior at Night

HQ at Night HQ at Night

Day Room

Our day room is equipped with a 37″ LCD HDTV and furniture to relax!

Day Room

Brian Jackson Memorial Classroom

The classroom was dedicated at our opening ceremony on September 9, 2006 to the memory of our late Vice Commander Brian Jackson. It is equipped with a digital projector, screen, large whiteboard, training tables and chairs. The room will accomodate a seating capacity of 50 people and will be available for training use for EMS, police and other public safety services in the area. The room will also serve as the meeting area for our general membership and for CPR classes and other public education programs. If you would like to use are classroom for your training please fill out the “Classroom Request” form in the Documents/Forms section

Classroom Chief Ahmed at Classroom dedication

Apparatus Bay

Our apparatus bay can accommodate two ambulances. It is equipped with a PlymoVent Exhaust Extraction system to allow the ambulance to run indoors and to prevent fumes from entering the building. The bay also has a shoreline electrical cord to charge the batteries and keep the block warm during the winter.

Ambulance in Bay Ambulance in Bay From Outside
Ambulance in Bay D,tdoor Open Apparatus Bay at Night

Older Headquarters

Original Headquarters — Adams Hall basement

“Interim” Headquarters — 14 West Alumni Ave.


  • 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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