Founded by students in 1978, Brown University Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) is a blended volunteer/paid collegiate ambulance service licensed by the State of Rhode Island to provide 24/7 basic and advanced prehospital care to anyone requesting emergency aid through the Brown emergency number, 401-863-4111. EMS is located in the Health & Wellness Center at 450 Brook Street.
BEMS is unique in its programs and mission as a collegiate ambulance corps. Our mission is:
- to provide outstanding and confidential prehospital patient care
- to promote emergency training to the Brown community
- to foster a strong didactic and clinical education experience for student EMTs.
BEMS is a Rhode Island-licensed ambulance service with both basic and advanced life support capabilities.
As a department of Health and Wellness at Brown, BEMS prioritizes response availability for students whenever possible but will respond to all medical emergencies within the Brown community. In addition to providing the highest level of care to the Brown campus, BEMS is an important leadership development and clinical training ground for student volunteers.