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Lehigh EMS History

2004 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2008-2010 Report
Past Executive Boards
 

1990

  • The Lehigh University Response Team (aLURT) charter is approved by the university with Bob Fisher serving as the faculty advisor.

1991

  • Squad goes in service for the first time.

1994

  • Squad formally renamed to ALERT
  • First backboard was purchased. Wiley Hall ('96) noted that backboards were brought to calls hanging out the back windows of the car.

1996

  • First AED put into service: Laerdal HeartStart 3000
  • First uniform jackets ordered

1999

  • First official response vehicle, a retired 1992 Chevy service van, donated to the squad. However, due to mechanical problems, the vehicle was never actually put into service.

2000

  • LifePak 500 donated to LUEMS from the local Mason Chapter
  • Squad begins using 500 MHz radio system with the purchase of new Motorola HT1250 radios

2001

  • Response vehicle replaced with 1994 Dodge Caravan

2003

  • Chris Houtz of LUPD named as LUEMS Advisor Squad is licensed as a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Quick Response Service
  • Response vehicle 950 is replaced with a 2000 Ford Expedition

2005

  • Electronic trip sheet reporting begins. EMStat software installed in Police Station and laptop in 950
  • LUEMS attends the National Collegiate EMS Conference for the first time
  • Response vehicle upgraded with hide-a-way strobes, grille lights, traffic advisor, and shelving system with sliding drawers
  • LUEMS certified to carry and administer Epi-Pens
  • LUEMS, Student Senate, and Interfraternity Council hold mock DUI event on the lawn of Fairchild-Martindale Library.

2006

  • Squad presented with award from Human Resources and Provost's Office. LUEMS is given access to the Government Emergency Telephone Service (GETS). GETS cards are issued to each Line Officer and one card placed in response vehicle

2007

  • LUEMS presented with Student Organization of the Year award
  • Pilot project to remain in-service over the summer. LUEMS students provided with summer housing in exchange for staffing commitment

2008

  • New Member/Observer Coordinator and Equipment Manager positions added to Executive Board

2009

  • New member class runs for the first time

2011

  • Response vehicle replaced with a 2011 Ford Expedition as 8041

2014

  • LUEMS begins equipment exchange program with City of Bethlehem EMS and Bethlehem Township EMS
  • LUEMS partners with Human Resources to provide First Aid, CPR, and AED training to faculty/staff