Services and Information
Broadly speaking, FUEMS is equipped and ready to provide immediate emergency medical care to the Fordham University Rose Hill community. In this capacity FUEMS is able to assess and begin emergency medical treatment on scene and is further capable of transporting patients to the surrounding Bronx hospitals.
Level of Service Provided
FUEMS is a fully licensed ambulance agency authorized for service by the New York State Department of Health. You can request that an EMS team to be dispatched to your location by calling Fordham Security at 718-817-2222. Each crew is headed by at least one New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician in addition to a certified ambulance driver and two other crew members. The agency has members who are trained in providing basic life support for all injuries and medical conditions, and is equipped with two ambulances which are capable of transporting patients to the surrounding Bronx hospitals.
The FUEMS office is located in the basement of Queens Court. If the lights are on and the door is open please feel free to stop by with any questions about our service or if you are in need of medical assistance. However, in order to contact FUEMS remotely in a medical emergency please call Fordham security at 718-817-2222. When calling security for assistance for either yourself or another person, please be sure to remain calm and include the following information:
- The nature of the call (Chest pain, difficulty breathing, intoxication, broken bone).
- The location of the call (Queens Court Johns 111, ACS 315, etc.)
Being specific with as much detail as possible will allow us to help you to the best of our ability.
When to Call
In short, you should call whenever you feel that a person is in need of prompt medical attention. It is better to be safe than to cause someone further injury, harm, or even death. More specifically you should call if you or someone around you is experiencing ANY of the following:
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty Breathing
- Broken Bones
- Head/Neck/Back Injury
- Severe Bleeding
- Severe Burns
- Sudden Weakness or Dizziness
- Severe Intoxication or any sort of Drug Overdose