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Brown Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) is a blended volunteer/paid 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 Communications Center.

Call 401-863-4111 For Emergency and Campus Services

Request Brown University Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) at 401-863-4111 for campus emergency care and medical assistance, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Reasons to call EMS include but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Major bleeding
  • Obvious major injury
  • Injury that impairs mobility
  • Loss of consciousness or unresponsiveness
  • Diminished consciousness or mental confusion
  • Severe pain — of sudden onset, of unknown cause, or of long duration
  • Alcohol or other drug intoxication
  • Sexual assault

The BEMS ambulance will respond and provide prehospital care and transportation to the hospital or Health Services as indicated. In the event that BEMS is already engaged, backup response is coordinated with a private EMS and/or the Providence Fire Department EMS.

Interested in CPR Training?

If you have any questions about the CPR training program or would like more information, please email us at We do our best to respond to emails within 24 hours.

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Curious About Joining BEMS?

Being a member of the BEMS team is a demanding yet rewarding experience. Students provide 24/7 service while developing leadership skills and gaining clinical training.

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