Medical Emergency

The Purdue University Fire Department at the West Lafayette main campus operates two state-certified advanced life support (ALS) ambulances and one state-certified ALS fire engine, out of the firehouse. Purdue Fire personnel are either State certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) or Paramedics (EMT-P). The Fire Department averages over 1000 runs a year in emergency medical services (EMS) & rescue incidences.

 Emergency Medical Response

 If someone is ill or injured, call 911 for emergency medical services to be given. Purdue University Fire Department can transport patients to the three local hospitals in Lafayette. All emergency medical services provided by the Purdue University Fire Department are at no cost to the patient - (free). If in doubt of whether someone needs help – Make the call! Let trained professionals check out the person(s) in need of help.  

Purdue Fire Department offers a First-Aid Safety lecture on: What To Do Before the Ambulance Arrives. To find out more visit:  or call the Purdue Fire Prevention Division for any question or to schedule a class (765) 494-0958.