Just got my JEMS email, and in there was this fascinating article about "party medics" and the concept of having EMS staff on hand at college parties.
One has to wonder, though, what kind of message it sends.
Does it simply accept that "college kids will be college kids" and offer a measure of protection for that mentality or does it show a level of acceptance for potentially illegal behavior?
Working part time for a small university's Public Safety department, I've seen the best and the worst of college students, and their choices. We very recently created our own EMS club, and are in the tentative stages of trying to figure out what roles they can play on our campus, without major liability on the university's part.
Does this university's insurance policy cover the "party medics"? Are they affiliated with the school itself? How are they funded?
And does anyone else see this as a lawsuit waiting to happen?
3 years ago