Gain valuable medical experience minutes from campus.
Port Jefferson EMS response area is just minutes from the Stony Brook campus in the Villages of Port Jefferson, Belle Terre and the Hamlet of Mt. Sinai. Our 911 operated EMS agency offers college students an exciting and diverse opportunity to volunteer their time in a progressive off campus emergency setting.
Located 2 miles east of campus, PJEMS is the primary ambulance service for several schools, hospitals, medical facilities, a ferry terminal, a train yard and several utilities, all in a suburban setting. We protect 2 harbors and 6 miles of active residential and commercial waterfront on the Long Island Sound.
Over 2300 requests for service a year will keep you busy on every tour. Alarms we respond to include all types of medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, fire standbys, and water rescues to name a few.
First Class EMS Education
Along with gaining valuable patient care experience you will receive a first rate EMS education at our state of the art training facility, located at our headquarters.
Student volunteer members will be taught to operate an ambulance safely, treat patients, and provide life saving care in the community we serve. Our staff of educators are diverse and well groomed to enhance your educational experience. Members will complete an NYS EMT Original Program and upon successful completion be certified NYS Emergency Medical Technicians, a skill they can keep for life.
Overview of Requirements for College Student Membership
- Minimum 18 years of Age
- While enrolled in school and attending classes the following obligations must be met:
- shall ride at least twenty (24) hours a month by choosing a regularly scheduled crew on scheduling program (EMS Manager).
- shall attend 2 standbys a year
- must complete all required online trainings.
- Must have a current GPA of 2.5 and maintain it throughout membership and submit transcript and paid tuition bill each semester.
- Must complete a FERPA waiver for PJEMS for the college or university that you attend.
- Upon acceptance into the agency, students must enter our EMS Academy to fulfill the following training :
- Agency orientation
- NYS Emergency Medical Technician (Training Provided)
- Emergency Vehicle Operator Training (Training Provided)
- Once students complete the EMS academy (approx (6) six months) you will be placed on a crew and begin serving the community for the remainder of your membership.
- At the end of the college student membership students choosing to convert to active membership may request to do so.
**Students coming to the Agency with EMT and or emergency vehicle operator experience will have the opportunity to test out of these portions of the EMS Academy**
College Student Membership is a streamlined version of our active membership. While students are encouraged to participate at the level of an active member we recognize the time commitments already place in full time students.
All prospective members enrolled as full time college students (12 credits or more per semester) are eligible for college student membership only. Once a college student members ceases to be enrolled full time they will have the ability to request a change in status to active membership (additional requirements may apply).
Students who have a home address outside of the Towns of Brookhaven, Islip, and Smithtown are only required to ride their crew time during the semester and enrolled in classes. All other college students are required to ride their crew time 12 months a year.
Due to the significant expense in training qualified EMS providers the following fees are required for college student membership:
- $120.00 processing fee that is non refundable (due after membership is offered and accepted)
- $130.00 administrative fee for EMT program that is non- refundable. (due before the first day of class)