Section 13: Off-Campus Policy
This policy is intended to inform Western EMS members of the limitations of going off-campus.
When on the Western EMS duty crew is allowed to go off-campus. The limitations are as follows:
The crew must be back in the Western EMS office by 0100 hours unless determined otherwise by permission from the Advisor, Captain or performing duties related to a call for service.
- The crew must inform OPS dispatch they will be off-campus.
- The crew must stay close to campus in the primary coverage zone, outlined in the MDH System Manual.
- There is to be NO open alcohol at any location the crew will be at.
- The Western EMS smoking policy will still be in effect while off-campus.
- When there is a candidate ride-along the crew will not be allowed off campus for an extended period of time.
- Crews should not stay off campus for extended periods of time. The senior EMT should use extreme discretion when off campus, and should consider response time to potential calls. The Senior EMT should also consider the railroad tracks and potential train delays.
- When off campus, the crew must have a valid reason for being off campus. Examples of such are:
- Assisting another agency
- Picking up food
- During food pickups, the crew must stay in the response area. Additionally, the crew must continue to maintain a professional image.
- The crew may also go off campus for a legitimate personal reason. A legitimate reason may be defined by the EMS Advisor or Captain. If there is any question if a reason is acceptable, contact the head officer for the shift.
The Western EMS duty crew is required to inform dispatch of the following information when going off campus.
- Address of the location where they will be.
- Telephone number at the location.
- Approximately how long they will be off campus.
- Reason for being off-campus.
- Section 1: Introduction
- Section 2: Conduct code, Rights and Responsibilities
- Section 3: Application Process
- Section 4: Training Sessions
- Section 5: Administrative Positions Hiring Procedure
- Section 6: Mid-Semester Reviews
- Section 7: Ranks and Positions
- Section 8: Talent Grants
- Section 9: Dress Code
- Section 10: Scheduling and Attendance
- Section 11: Cell Phone Use
- Section 12: Call Response
- Section 12.1: Crew Staffing
- Section 13: Off Campus
- Section 14: Equipment Purchasing
- Section 15: Use of Equipment
- Section 16: Liability Coverage
- Section 17: Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Smoking
- Section 18: Confidentiality
- Section 19: Complaints and Internal Conflicts
- Section 20: Service Recognition
- Section 21: Discipline and Conduct Code
- Section 22: On Call Rooms
- Section 23: Radio Communications
- Section 23.1: Approved 10-Codes
- Section 23.2: Approved Phonetic Alphabet
- Section 24: Communicable Disease and Exposure/Injury Care
- Section 25: Implementation of Policies and Procedures
- Section 26: Changes to the Policy and Procedure Manual
- Section 27: Meeting Attendance
- Section 28: Death of a Patient
- Section 29: Emergency Leave of Crew
- Section 30: Mass Casualty Incident or Multiple Victim Response