Proudly Serving the UMaine Community
UVAC is a student volunteer organization, which offers aspiring University of Maine students unique learning and leadership opportunities by delivering emergency medical services both on the University campus and to surrounding communities. A state licensed emergency medical service, UVAC provides quality emergency medical care to those who live on, work on, or visit the University campus.
The UVAC squad consists of about 70 volunteers – a combination of students and staff from various University departments, as well as a few community members. Over 60 percent of the members are EMTs, while others serve as drivers and assistants. All share a common interest in helping others. Operating as part of Auxiliary Services, UVAC members volunteer nearly 30,000 hours to the campus community each year. We have approximately 500 calls per school year.
On Duty Staff
The on duty crew consists of, at a minimum, one licensed emergency medical technician, trained driver and attendant per shift. While on duty, each member of the on duty crew carries a radio and pager. They are paged out by University of Maine Police Department dispatch and respond by reporting to the ambulance bay located at Cutler Health Center. Once the crew is in the ambulance, they proceed to the designated scene. The use of radios and pagers enables students to attend classes and go about their daily routines with a minimum of interruption.
Becoming a UVAC Member
You don’t have to have previous medical training to join UVAC. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to join at anytime! Please contact us or fill out an online application.