Saint Anselm College Emergency Medical Services
Saint Anselm College EMS (SACEMS), founded in 1991, is a group of volunteer students, all of whom are Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMTs). SACEMS members are also licensed through the state of New Hampshire.
SACEMS provides first-response emergency medical care from 6pm to 6am, seven (7) days per week to students, faculty, staff, and visitors when they are on campus. The team works closely with College Health Services and the Office of Safety and Security, assisting these departments in any way possible.
SACEMS is a New Hampshire licensed non-transport EMS unit. Their quick response, (between 1-4 minutes), allows for team members to offer immediate on-call pre-hospital care to the campus community prior to transport by the Goffstown Fire Department.
The team averages approximately 45 calls per academic year. SACEMS also covers standby events on campus such as the CNN and ABC political debates and town halls in addition to club sports, Family and Alumni weekends, Relay for Life and other major functions.
Application for SACEMS membership is open to St. Anselm students who hold a NREMT-Basic level of EMT certification. EMTS must reside on campus (unless special arrangements have been made) and maintain their licensure through the state of New Hampshire. Interested EMTs please reach out to the squad email at email@example.com or to the advisor, Lauren Marr, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History & Funding
Rob DiLuzio, then a freshman majoring in natural science, started the team in 1991. He was an experienced NREMT-Paramedic who worked at his parent’s rescue service in Keene, N.H.
SACEMS receives a majority of their funding by selling birthday cakes as a fundraiser. Postcards are mailed to students’ homes early fall semester with ordering information. Also interested family members may reach out to the team email at email@example.com with two (2) weeks advance notice of desired cake delivery. The team also receives funds from the Student Government Association which helps with club expenses such as supplies, trainings, guest speakers and outings.
The Dean of Students helps in providing the team with funding to buy needed supplies, to attend conferences, and to buy uniforms. The team has an office in the lower level of Davison Hall to provide a secure place to store equipment and process confidential reports, as required by the state of New Hampshire.