To support the safe, secure learning environment of the University through providing exceptional care, treatment, and support to all campus community members during emergency situations or instances of medical need.
The UBC Emergency First Response Team (UBCEFRT) aims to serve the campus community by providing pre-EMS emergency and non-emergency care to any injured or ill members of the UBC Okanagan community. Each Responder maintains a minimum Standard First Aid (SFA) and CPR C standard of care, and supports all patients until the Responder is relieved by Campus Security or Emergency Medical Services, or until the patient is discharged.
UBCEFRT supports campus members and departments by providing an efficient, effective, and reliable service on campus. Responders work under the discretion of Campus Security to quickly respond to situations and provide competent assistance in situations requiring first aid or emergency first response care. UBCEFRT assists calls on a 24/7 basis during the academic year.
All UBEFRT members carry valid certifications, and attend monthly meetings and training sessions throughout the year to keep their skills current. They will also be offered additional opportunities to advance their training and take on personal/professional growth opportunities.
UBCEFRT is committed to promoting campus health and safety, helping to ensure the campus community is as safe for all of its members as possible. They support risk prevention, connecting with campus partners (like Camps Rec and Health & Wellness), reporting unsafe conditions or situations as to aid Risk Management Services, and by assisting with SafeWalk services on campus.