The echoes of emergency sirens permeate the air as a squadron of uniformed students descends upon the scene — a Cornell student vomiting in a dorm room lounge. Moving quickly, they hook him up to an oxygen tank to ensure that he is able to breathe, while they wait for the ambulance to come and rush him to the hospital. He is eventually treated for alcohol poisoning.
Such is a typical weekend night for Cornell University Emergency Medical Services. In recognition of their services to the University, CUEMS was recently approved to become a University affiliated organization. Its previous designation as an independent organization did not allow the group to represent itself as a unit or an agent of the University.