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If you have an emergency on campus, call x6000 (713-348-6000) or pick up any blue-light phone. If you have an off-campus emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Interested in Joining REMS?

Rice EMTs work on a volunteer basis, donating their time to enhance the safety and quality of Rice University life. We operate as a branch of the Rice University Police Department. Rice EMS is not a student club or campus organization. EMTs are volunteer staff of the university, and are held to certain standards. These include fulfilling work obligations, following a code of appropriate conduct (on and off duty), and following all EMS policies and guidelines. Rice EMTs are held to a higher standard than other students. Any EMT who violates the law (for example, disclosing confidential medical information or inappropriate patient care) may face criminal charges or have his or her EMT certification revoked.

New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining REMS, follow the chart below. Email us if you have any questions.

Steps to joining Rice EMS

  1. Complete the EMT-Basic class at Rice or another accredited institution. If you wish to take the class at Rice, click here. If you wish to take a class outside Rice, click here.
  2. Pass the NREMT Exam. Pass both the skills and written portions of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam. To apply for your NREMT exam, visit the official website for more information.
  3. Obtain TX DSHS Certification. Following national certification, you must obtain a Texas license from the Texas Department of State Health Services. To apply for the cert, visit the TX DSHS website for more information.
  4. Email the Field Training Lt. Email remsfto@gmail.com or directly email the FTO’s rice.edu (Contact Us) with your interest.
  5. Complete the application and paperwork. Fill out this pdf application.
  6. Complete the necessary final requirements. 
    1. Take the online Protocols Test.
    2. Complete a minimum of 2 observer shifts with patient contact.
    3. Take the Patient Assessment Skills Exam.

If you have made it through these steps, a big congratulations! You are now a member of REMS!