IC-EMS is a student organization comprised certified EMT-Basics and first aid personnel, all passionate about patient care. The mission of IC-EMS is to educate and provide emergency medical care to the Indiana University community. IC-EMS is privately hired by university departments, student organizations, and community organizations to provide comprehensive emergency medical care to event participants. We provide CPR and First Aid American Heart Association certification classes for our members, so no certifications are required to join IC-EMS. The organization has a proud tradition of providing emergency medical service at major university events, including the Little 500 bicycle races, as well as the Dance Marathon fundraiser for Riley Children’s Hospital, which serves as a model for dance marathons around the nation. For a complete schedule of IC-EMS events refer to the Calendar tab.
IC-EMS is state certified through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) as a non-transport basic life support (BLS) emergency medical service. All of its BLS providers are Indiana-certified EMTs, and all of its first aid providers are certified in first aid, CPR, and AED administration by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
In order to work events, EMTs must attend a mandatory simulated training session. Only one session is required, but attending more than one date is encouraged.
American Heart Association certification for CPR and First Aid.
The price for BLS/First Aid training is $35. Please bring cash or a check made out to "IU-EMS."
The current protocols that IC-EMS follows can be found in the link below.
Benefits of Joining
– Receive hands-on clinical experience with patient care
– Learn valuable medical skills
– Work with ambulance crews, hospital staff, firefighters, and police officers
– Be involved in the behind-the scenes operation of major campus events, such as the IUSF Little 500 races
– Enjoy member access to educational and social functions
– Volunteer as much or as little as you wish
– Form networking relationships
– Add a great component to your resume
How to Join
– Download and fill out the IC-EMS membership form
– Print the completed form and sign page 3
– Photocopy the front and back of any current CPR/AED, First Aid, or EMT-B certifications* you have
– Place the Photocopies, your membership dues, and your completed membership form in an envelope with your name clearly written on the front
– Drop off (don't mail) all items to our office: Indiana Memorial Union, Student Activities Tower, Suite 672.
– Email a scanned copy (front and back) of your certifications to email@example.com
*Note: In order for you to volunteer with IC-EMS, your certifications must be on file
Bret Lawson, President
I am a Senior from Muncie, Indiana majoring in Biochemistry with a certificate in Human Biology. I joined IC-EMS as an EMT in the spring of my sophomore year. After graduating in May, 2019, I hope to attend medical school and eventually study Emergency Medicine with an emphasis on Trauma. My favorite thing about being in IC-EMS is working with, and getting to know, other skilled, like-minded individuals.
Victoria Slagle, Vice President
I am a Senior from South Bend, Indiana majoring in Biology and Neuroscience with minors in Chemistry, Psychology, and Medical Sciences. I joined IC-EMS the second semester of my freshman year (2016) as a First Aider and became EMT certified in the summer of 2017. After graduating in 2019, I hope to attend medical school possibly studying Emergency Medicine or Pediatric Medicine or any kind of medicine really; it's all fair game. I love being a part of IC-EMS because not only does it allow for hands-on experience with patient care but it is also an awesome place to meet wonderful people who are also interested in medicine and dedicated to the service of others.
Sidney Roudebush, Finance and Supplies Director
I am a Sophomore from Lafayette, IN majoring in Microbiology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. I joined IC-EMS the first semester of my freshman year as an EMT. After graduating in May 2021, I hope to attend medical school to study either Emergency Medicine or Pediatric Oncology-Hematology. I enjoy being a part of IC-EMS for the valuable experiences I have gained and amazing friendships I have formed with other students who have similar interests as me.
Antonio Garcia, Membership Director
I am a Senior from Lexington, North Carolina. I am majoring in athletic training. This summer I utilized my EMT skills at Johns River Valley Camp in North Carolina. I joined ICEMS as a first aider to expand my learning in emergency medicine, as well as, to be more involved on campus. I am now an EMT and a teaching assistant for the EMT class at IU.
Ryan Cutshall, Events Director
I am a Junior from Bloomington, IN studying Epidemiology on a Pre-PA tract. I first joined IC-EMS as a first aider in the spring of my freshman year, 2017. I became an EMT the following summer and started being an EMT for IC-EMS in the fall of 2017. I previously worked for Seals Ambulance Service in Indianapolis and am currently working 911 service for Owen County EMS in Spencer. Following undergraduate studies, I plan on getting my paramedic and working full-time EMS before going to PA school. My favorite thing about IC-EMS is the like-minded people and the friendships I have built from the organization.
Grant Rachford, Training Director
I’m am a Senior from Crown Point, IN majoring in Biology with a minor in Germanic Studies. I currently work at Seals Ambulance Service in Indianapolis and IU Health in Bloomington as an EMT. I am a BLS Instructor through the American Heart Association. I also volunteer with Monroe County Habitat for Humanity as a Crew Leader. After I graduate I plan on taking a year off school and continue to work as an EMT to get more experience in the medical field. I plan on applying to medical schools during my year off as I would like to become a doctor specializing in Geriatric medicine.
Mike McGill, Quality Assurance Director
I am a Junior from Carmel, Indiana majoring in Microbiology. I joined IC-EMS in the fall of my sophomore year as an EMT. I currently work for Seals Ambulance Service in Indianapolis, IN and am a BLS Instructor through the American Heart Association. Following graduation, I hope to attend medical school. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, backpacking, and solving crossword puzzles. My favorite aspect of IC-EMS is the opportunity to develop hands on skills in a team setting.
Marry Ellen Gillhooly, Public Relation Director
I am a sophomore from Munster, Indiana majoring in Biotechnology and minoring in Spanish. This is my second year in ICEMS as a first aider and I am currently working towards obtaining my EMT-B certification. I hope to attend medical school and study emergency medicine with an emphasis in Pediatrics. I joined ICEMS to gain hands on experience in EMS and practice the medical skills I have learned.
Aditya Phadnis, Webmaster & Special Project Director
I am a Senior from Zionsville, Indiana majoring in Physics with a minors in chemistry and math. I joined IC-EMS as a First Aider in the fall of my Freshman year. I became an EMT in the spring of 2017. After graduating in May, 2019, I hope to attend medical school. The reason I joined and why I enjoy IC-EMS is the opportunity to get hands on experience with the field and the people I get to work with.