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Welcome to the Rice EMS Website!

Rice University Emergency Medical Services (REMS) strives to provide the Rice Community with quality emergency medical care. REMS seeks to accomplish this goal through rapid response to calls for emergency service, standby coverage at special events, education of the Rice community, and a commitment to compassionate patient care, quality improvement, and professionalism.

This site is designed to provide information about Rice EMS, the services we provide, and the people who provide those services. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website, or have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us and we will get back to you promptly.

Rice EMS is celebrating the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation’s (NCEMSF) annual Collegiate EMS Week and will be hosting several events on campus from November 13th to November 17th! Check out our week’s schedule below, and visit us to learn Hands Only CPR, pick up helpful EMS trivia facts, as well as find out more about what REMS & RUPD do on campus!

Monday 11/13 – Hands Only CPR Class. 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM at Farnsworth Pavilion.

Wednesday 11/16 – REMS/RUPD Outreach Day. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Gibbs Recreation Center. Come for free food, REMS give-aways, and a vital signs check!

Thursday 11/16  EMS Trivia! 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM outside Brochstein Pavilion. Spin the wheel for prizes!

Friday 11/17 – EMS Uniform Day. Keep an eye out for the enthusiastic REMS volunteers wearing their EMS uniforms!

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As we move into yet another ‘Asp Boom’ here in Houston, be wary of the seemingly friendly-looking, fuzzy caterpillars that inhabit Rice campus – especially its many oak trees. Researchers have theorized that the uptick in asp numbers may be correlated with the intense flooding Houston recently endured. Exercise caution around these insects, and avoid direct skin contact as the caterpillar’s venomous hairs can cause severe stings with pain and throbbing for up to five days. Stings may also cause lymph gland swelling, blood-colored spots around the sting, headaches, nausea, vomiting and acute abdominal distress. At its very worst, the venom can cause respiratory distress or even shock. If you suspect that you may have come into contact with an asp (picture shown on left) – do not hesitate to call Rice EMS.

 Interested in joining REMS? Follow this link to find out more information!