University of Guelph's First Response Team extends health and safety tips to students

Monday, August 15, 2011

  • Unviersity of Guelph's First Response Team

    Unviersity of Guelph's First Response Team

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    FRT on the cannon

  • FRT training for medical emergencies

    FRT training for medical emergencies

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The University of Guelph First Response Team (FRT) is a student-run, non-profit team of volunteers and a division of St. John Ambulance (SJA). FRT provides on-call emergency medical service to the campus every weeknight from 5 PM - 8 AM and 24 hours on weekends.

 The First Response Team works closely along side of U of G Residence Life Staff, Campus Police, Fire Prevention Officers and the Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Service (GWEMS).  

 FRT guide.rtf provides an informative guide with Dos and Don'ts for Guelph students.

Members of FRT are trained to respond to medical emergencies on campus.

What is a medical emergency? Well, we treat:

  • Medical Emergencies (i.e. Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Epilepsy)
  • - Cardiac Emergencies
  • - Head and Spinal Injuries
  • - Unconsciousness
  • - Allergies
  • - Difficulty Breathing
  • - Alcohol Intoxication
  • - Burns, cuts and bleeding
  • - Poisons, Bites and Stings
  • - Broken Bones
  • - Sprains and Strains

Interested in joining?

Recruitment takes place at the beginning of September.  Check out the website for more information.  Please note that you must have Standard First Aid - CPR C certificate to apply.

 For more information please contact:
General Inquires:

[email protected]

Teaching Services:

            [email protected]

 Or, Visit http://www.uoguelph.ca/frt/html/index.html

In the event of any on campus medical emergency, call extension 2000 from any campus phone. 

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