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Medical Emergencies

 In case of an emergency, dial 6111 from on Campus or (207) 786-6111 from off campus or a cellular phone.

 

Bates Security works closely with the Bates Health Center and Bates Emergency Medical Service to provide 24-hour medical treatment and coverage in emergency and non-emergency situations. Bates Communications Officers answer all emergency calls for Bates EMS and are their central dispatch.

 In case of an emergency, dial 6111 from on Campus or (207) 786-6111 from off campus or a cellular phone.

Be prepared with your location, and brief description of the emergency. Please provide the dispatcher the condition of the patient, if they are experiencing breathing difficulties, bleeding of any kind and any answer any questions they may ask when you call. This information is important to get the necessary help dispatched to your location quickly.

 

 

BATES Emergency Medical Service:

Bates EMS is a volunteer, non-transporting first-response emergency medical service, which provides aid for the Bates College campus and community. Bates EMS is composed of student volunteers licensed with the State of Maine at the EMT-Basic level with a few EMT-I, Wilderness EMT’s, and First Responders.


Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic year, crews of three responders carry portable two-way radios with them at all times when on duty, respond to health emergencies on campus, and provide Basic Life Support. All equipment required by Maine EMS is carried in the EMS SUV including an automated external defibrillator (AED).

ALS backup and transport is provided by United Ambulance Service. Bates EMS responds to an average of 120-140 calls per academic year, and has treated patient conditions ranging from general malaise to multi-systems trauma to full cardiac/respiratory arrest.