Prospective Members

Interested in becoming a UDRS member?
Each spring in March and April, a class of approximately 20 students is chosen to join our organization and become trained as certified EMT-Basics. If you are affiliated with the University as an undergraduate then you are eligible for membership. Absolutely no medical experience is needed. We will train you!

Interested in seeing what we actually do?
Would you like to spend a night spend a night riding with us to see what we actually do? This spring semester we will be allowing prospective members and anyone else who is interested in learning more about our organization to ride with us during a weekend overnight shift. If you are interested, please email Sarah Dubay at

In addition, we hold informational sessions and open houses where we invite prospective members to learn more specifics about Rescue Squad as well as interact and get to know even more Squad members. For these times and dates please refer to our calendar.

Application and Interview
The first step in applying for membership is filling out an application. The APPLICATION is available March 2nd and is due March 31st at 11:59pm. Once applications are reviewed, approximately 40 applicants will be chosen to be interviewed in early April by a selection committee.

Acceptance in to our program is based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, your application, interview, leadership experience, and the competitiveness of other candidates. If you are accepted, you will take the EMT class, which is paid for by public safety, in the fall with the other incoming members. The class begins one week before school starts, and is typically 2-3 nights per week from 6-10pm. You will also begin to work shifts with the squad in the fall.

Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about UDRS, click here. You may also contact our Assistant Chief of Personnel, Sarah Dubay, at and she can help you schedule an observation shift with the squad. You will need to fill out our release form before observing. This form will become available in the spring semester.

Already an EMT?
Contact the Assistant Chief of Personnel, Sarah Dubay, at to set up a time to apply and get to know us. We are not always in a position where we can accept new members, however, we always encourage applying.