Medical Emergency

Purdue Fire Department personnel are trained and certified emergency medical technicians. They will respond to medical emergencies on campus. Any injury occurring as a result of an existing hazardous condition should be reported to the Purdue Police Department. Do not move the patient unless safety dictates such a move.

Illness or Injury to Students
During operational hours, graduate student staff, undergraduate student, administrative and professional assistants, and ROTC personnel are eligible for full care at the Student Health Center. Students with minor illnesses or injuries may be referred to the Purdue University Student Health Center. If on-campus students are not able to get to the health center on their own, obtain transportation assistance by calling the Purdue Police Department at 494-8221.

Illness or Injury to Faculty and Staff
Emergency treatment for job-related injury or medical illness may be obtained by calling the Purdue Police Department at 494-8221 or 911. The police department will dispatch the appropriate emergency response personnel. The Purdue Police Department and Purdue Fire Department will respond and arrange for transportation if required.

An Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness of Employee form must be completed for all incidents of job-related illness and injury. For forms and assistance, please call the Compensation and Benefits section of Human Resource Services at 49-41691.

Illness or Injury to Visitors and Guests
Request emergency medical assistance by calling the Purdue Police Department at 911.

First Aid

  • If you provide first aid, ask yourself: Is immediate action needed in order to save a life? Will I place myself in harm or jeopardy?
  • First aid is first aid only. Do not jeopardize your health or the health of the patient. Wait for professional help if you are not able to provide first aid safely.
  • To obtain prompt professional emergency medical treatment, you should request the University ambulance by telephoning the Purdue University Police Department at 911 and providing the following information:
  • Your name and telephone number.
  • Location of the emergency (building and room number).
  • The extent of the accident/injury and the number of people involved.
  • Location where someone will meet the ambulance for directing personnel to the injured.
  • Notify the supervisor in the area immediately.
  • Stay on the phone with the dispatcher and answer as many questions as possible regarding the condition of the injured person so that information can be forwarded to the responding emergency personnel.
  • The Purdue University Fire Department maintains a state-certified ambulance staffed with emergency medical technicians. Medical emergencies should not be transported in personal or University vehicles. The ambulance is on call 24 hours a day.