Supporting Lehigh EMS
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Lehigh EMS is grateful for your contributions and continues to strive for best quality when responding to the medical needs of the Lehigh University community.
Lehigh EMS History
Response Vehicle - Circa 2001
Response Vehicle - Circa 2004
Response Vehicle - Circa 2012
Response Vehicle - Circa 2017
- The Lehigh University Response Team (aLURT) charter is approved by the university with Bob Fisher serving as the faculty advisor.
- Squad goes in service for the first time.
- 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.
- First AED put into service: Laerdal HeartStart 3000
- First uniform jackets ordered
- 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.
- 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
- Response vehicle replaced with 1994 Dodge Caravan
- 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
- Electronic trip sheet reporting begins. EMStat software installed in station and in response vehicle laptop.
- 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.
- Squad presented with award from Human Resources and Provost's Office.
- 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.
- New Member/Observer Coordinator and Equipment Manager positions added to Executive Board
- New member class runs for the first time
- Response vehicle replaced with a 2011 Ford Expedition as 8041
- 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
- Two LUEMS students intern with Easton Emergency Squad for the entire summer
- Response vehicle replaced with a 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility as Truck 8041
- LUEMS begins performing blood glucose measurements
- Three LUEMS students intern with Easton Emergency Squad for the entire summer
- Car 8042, a 2013 Chevy Malibu, is added to the fleet and state-licensed as a secondary vehicle
- LUEMS remains in-service over the summer break