Emergency Medical Services

6 Butterfield Rd. Kingston, RI 02881

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


  • I have a special health condition that may require special treatment, what should I do?
    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 not feeling well/I injured myself but I am not sure if I should call EMS, what should I do?
    We always say it is better to be safe than sorry. When EMS arrives the crew may be able to give you further assistance.
  • 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 orginization, 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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