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EMS Student Club (MEDS)

All EMT and Paramedic Students are Welcome to Join the EMS Club!

Mission Statement: To expand upon our role as critical public safety agents who deliver exceptional pre-hospital emergency medicine, public health education and outreach, and population health management programs to the communities we serve through leadership, compassion, patient advocacy, preparedness, integrity, pride, and clinical excellence.


Senator Spilka at the Senior Fail


Senator Spilka’s Senior Fair
Members volunteered to offer BP screenings and assisted seniors with filling out the Vial of Life Form and Advanced Directives.
Pictured Back row: George Kinahan, Faculty Advisor; Ryan DeCoste – Paramedic Student, Rob Minichello – EMT Student, Joe Murphy – Faculty Advisor, Adriana Arrandale – EMT Student
Front Row: Frank Weingand -- Paramedic Student, Lise Kinahan—Faculty Advisor

Community Service

Engaging in community service allows students to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large.

Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge and provide a service to those who need it most.

Our community service outreach allows members to gain personal and professional skills in leadership development.

Volunteering is important because it enables individuals to help others in a selfless way. When individuals volunteer, they choose to help people, support philanthropic causes and provide assistance to their local community.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Bulletin Board

Monthly Health Initiatives

We oversee a health and wellness bulletin board on the Framingham campus.

Research shows that wellness programs can encourage participants to smoke less, eat healthier food, exercise more, and manage stress more effectively (

Wellness programs also have been shown to help teach participants to alleviate and better manage the symptoms of depression, improving their overall wellbeing.

Awareness is essential for prevention, early detection, and targeted therapy and is key to ensuring effective treatment. Awareness of a disease and its symptoms means people are more likely to take preventative action and go for screenings, tests, and check-ups.


Holiday Giving, Bedford VA Hospital


Holiday Giving Campaign for Bedford VA Hospital
Pictured back row: Joe Derba, John McCarey, Brud Wright III, Ryan DeCoste, Meghan Lukianov, Ben Butensky
Front row: Nick Ethier, Gerry Baker—Retired Lieutenant US Navy and Vietnam Veteran, Joe Murphy—Faculty Advisor

Holiday Giving Campaign

Each year, the EMS Club gives back to the community by conducting a fundraising event for a deserving organization.

Donating is a selfless act. One of the major positive effects of donating to charity is simply feeling good about giving. Giving back to those in need helps you achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth. It feels good to help others.

EMS professionals dedicate their lives to providing selfless service to others. Saving a life or simply bettering someone else’s life is one of the most beautiful things a person can do. Dedicating your life to helping or saving others daily is both brave and profoundly altruistic.