Office of Public Safety

Western Emergency Medical Services

If you need EMS services call 309-298-1949 or 911

Western EMS is a professional, volunteer, non-transport Basic Life Support (BLS) Service staffed by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B) and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR).

Members provide direct patient care to the Western Illinois University population. This coverage includes academic buildings, residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses, as well as all university owned property.

Western EMS personnel must complete rigorous training, continuing education, and evaluation programs to be eligible for membership. Members are selected on the basis of experience, leadership, dedication, service and professional performance.

Western EMS has earned the HEARTSafe Distinction by the National Collegiate EMS Foundation in 2023.

Email with any questions.

WEMS crew with van