The Purdue University Fire Department maintains an Advanced Life Support Transport Service. Medical emergencies should not be transported in personal or University vehicles.
- The ambulance is on call 24 hours a day.
Purdue Fire Department personnel are trained and certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. They will respond to all medical emergencies on campus. To obtain prompt professional emergency medical treatment, you should request the University ambulance. The following is a brief summary of the procedures for requesting the University ambulance.
ILLNESS OR INJURY TO STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, VISITORS AND GUESTS:
In the event of a serious injury or illness, immediately call 911. Provide the following information:
- Your name and telephone number
- Nature of the illness or injury
- Location of the emergency (Building and Room Number)
- The extent of the accident/injury and number of people involved: Is victim conscious, breathing, bleeding?
- Chemical or radioactive materials involved
- If possible, send someone to the building entrance to meet the ambulance personnel.
Only trained personnel should provide first aid or CPR.
- FIRST AID IS MINOR CARE ONLY . . . DO NOT JEOPARDIZE YOUR HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF THE PATIENT. WAIT FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP IF YOU ARE NOT TRAINED IN FIRST AID.
- Students with minor illnesses or injuries are eligible for minor care at the Student Health Center.
- The individual making the call should continue to 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.
Faculty and staff must complete First Report of Injury Form for all incidents of job related illness and injury. Please visit the REM web site (http://www.purdue.edu/rem/) for form and instructions.