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Rice EMS Endowment

20th1From the first emergency call on October 4, 1996, REMS has grown into an established First Responder Organization, serving the needs of the Rice University community.  The undergraduate members, the alumni who return as EMS instructors and event staff, the part time staff, and the medical director team continue to work together to provide this critical service.

The mission of Rice University EMS (REMS) is to provide the Rice community with quality emergency medical care.  REMS seeks to accomplish this goal through rapid response to calls for emergency service, special event coverage, education of the Rice community, and a commitment to compassionate patient care, quality improvement, and professionalism.

This call to action has changed and grown in the past 23 years.  Countless hours of service given, countless trips around the loop on the golf cart, countless dedicated students, alumni and staff that continue to work to make this possible!

REMS partnered with HOOTS (the High Order of the Owl Tailgating Society) to raise money for the EMS Endowment. Thanks to the generosity of many donors during the tailgate, REMS is now closer to reaching its goal of raising $25,000. These kind donations will help the organization continue its commitment to providing the Rice community with quality emergency medical care.

If you were unable to attend the event, but you’re able to help with a donation for the Rice EMS endowment, please use this link to make a gift.  In the Special Instructions box, designate the gift to the Rice University EMS Endowment. Thank you all so much for all your help!

Rice University EMS Endowment

picture1In celebration of REMS’ 20th year, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Rice University EMS Endowment. Made possible with an initial gift from Dr. Mark Escott, this fund seeks to recognize an outstanding graduating REMS senior with an award to be applied to post baccalaureate education.  REMS has currently raised $25,000 in cash and pledges toward this fund, and needs an additional $25,000 to permanently fund the endowment.

Can you help with a gift to the Rice University EMS Endowment?  Please consider making a one time or recurring gift to this fund.  If every REMS alumni donated $100/year for the next five years, the scholarship would be fully funded.  Thank you for considering a donation to the Rice University EMS Endowment!

To make a donation, visit this link.  In the Special Instructions box, designate the gift to the Rice University EMS Endowment.

Thank you so much for your support!

Highlights of the 2018-2019 academic year include:

  • 74 undergraduate volunteers, representing all of the residential colleges
  • 28 part time staff, including 20 alumni, teaching EMS courses and providing coverage for major events
  • REMS responded to 650 emergency calls, and provided 2315 hours of coverage for athletic events, social events, and campus-wide events
  • 653 people participated in CPR and First Aid classes
  • 68 students completed EMT or Advanced EMT certification courses, and 3 students engaged in Rice EMS Undergraduate Research
  • 1957 hours of continuing education hours were earned

Over the past 20 years, highlights include:

  • National Volunteer EMS Service of the Year (National Association of EMTs, and EMS World), 2014
  • REMS has been continually recognized for more than 17 years by the National Collegiate EMS Foundation as Striving for Excellence, a designation for collegiate EMS services who are following best practices of EMS care.
  • National Collegiate EMS Video of the Year, 2015
  • National Collegiate Website of the Year, 2001 & 2014
  • National Collegiate EMS Advisor of the Year, 2015
  • Participant in the National EMS Competition, the JEMS Games, in 2016
  • National Collegiate EMS Organization of the Year, 2001 and 2019
  • National Collegiate EMS Heartsafe Campus, 2019

We’re excited to see what the next decades of REMS have in store for us!