EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team

EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team The MSU Emergency First Response team is a 24/7 service that provides confidential, medical care to anyone in need on the McMaster University campus.
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The Emergency First Response Team of McMaster University. The front line and first responders to any and all medical emergencies on the McMaster campus.

Mission: To provide quick and efficient advanced medical care to anyone who needs it on the McMaster campus, as well as to provide medical education through our first aid courses. EFRT is always seeking feedback to improve. Please leave your thoughts about an EFRT experience that you, or someone you know have had here: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/7-emergency-first-response-team-efrt/take-survey/197

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part ...
03/20/2020

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part ...
03/14/2020

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

Following the university’s decision to suspend in-person classes and examinations until the end of the spring term, EFRT...
03/13/2020

Following the university’s decision to suspend in-person classes and examinations until the end of the spring term, EFRT has made the decision to close down their service until the end of term, beginning this evening at 5:00 pm (March 13, 5:00 pm - April 30, 2020). Further updates and decisions will be made in the upcoming weeks.

Please note that this is not a decision we made lightly, however the health and well-being of our student volunteers is our first priority.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency on campus during this time, please call 905-522-4135 to contact Security Services. From there, they will be able to further assist you to contact Hamilton Paramedic Services or advise you on the next steps to take.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter and we hope that you stay safe and have a successful end of term.

- The MSU Emergency First Response Team (EFRT)

Happy reading week McMaster! EFRT is off-call from 10:00 am on February 15 until 6:00 pm on February 23. Have a safe and...
02/15/2020

Happy reading week McMaster!

EFRT is off-call from 10:00 am on February 15 until 6:00 pm on February 23.

Have a safe and fun break!

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part ...
02/10/2020

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

01/05/2020

Welcome Back McMaster! EFRT is now back on call for the new semester. Call 905-522-4135 for any sudden medical emergencies. Have a great first day of school tomorrow!

12/20/2019

Happy Holidays McMaster! EFRT will be off call from December 20th at 10:00am to January 5th at 6:00 pm! Congrats on finishing first semester!

12/01/2019

Hey McMaster!

Due to icy conditions, EFRT will be off-call today from 10:00 am to 6:00pm Sunday Dec 1st. We will try to resume service by 6:00 pm if conditions improve! Have a great and snowy day!

Karen Li Level II iBioMed HESE Rookie Responder What made you want to apply for the team? "My first time seeing EFRT in ...
11/21/2019

Karen Li
Level II iBioMed HESE
Rookie Responder

What made you want to apply for the team?

"My first time seeing EFRT in action was when I dislocated my kneecap last winter. It was after midnight and the roads were buried under packed snow. Despite the harsh winter weather, the responders were patient, professional and made me feel cared for. One of them even apologized for having cold hands. It was a memorable night to say the least.

Despite my wonderful experience with EFRT, I applied largely on a whim. It was the orientation process and the vast demonstration of teamwork and altruism during tryouts that made me truly want to become a first responder. During those few weeks, I saw responders care for not only “patients”, but also each other; I saw not individual responders, but a community that worked to keep the campus safe. EFRT has redefined family for me and I am so excited to get to know everyone in the coming months."

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part ...
11/18/2019

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

Over the next few months we will be adding photos of our responders and alumni, each talking about their life as a part of the team.
Thank you to Connor MacLean for the amazing photos!

Our rookies spent the past weekend training with LivingWorks to earn their Assisted Suicide Intervention Skills Training...
11/18/2019

Our rookies spent the past weekend training with LivingWorks to earn their Assisted Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification to better prepare for helping deal with acute mental health crises. EFRT responds to mental as well as physical emergencies 24/7 and can be reached at 905-522-4135 or 88 from any campus phone.

Come say hello to our responders outside of the EFRT office to learn about concussions. They will be here from 12pm-3pm!
11/13/2019

Come say hello to our responders outside of the EFRT office to learn about concussions. They will be here from 12pm-3pm!

We are extremely excited to welcome 12 new responders to our team! Congrats rookies and welcome to EFRT!
10/31/2019

We are extremely excited to welcome 12 new responders to our team! Congrats rookies and welcome to EFRT!

EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team's cover photo
10/31/2019

EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team's cover photo

10/20/2019

Welcome Back, McMaster! EFRT returns to 24/7 service today at 6:00 pm. For any medical emergencies on campus, call 905-522-4135.

10/11/2019

Happy Thanksgiving and reading week McMaster!

A reminder that EFRT will be off call from Saturday October 12 at 10:00 am until Sunday October 20 at 6:00 pm!

For any sudden medical emergencies, call 905-522-4135.

Have a wonderful reading week!

EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team's cover photo
09/26/2019

EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team's cover photo

Want to act and get some free food?We are looking for volunteers to act during our tryouts THIS SATURDAY, September 28th...
09/26/2019

Want to act and get some free food?

We are looking for volunteers to act during our tryouts THIS SATURDAY, September 28th from 8:00am to 5:00 pm! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

No previous acting experience is required! Please message our Facebook or Instagram page if you are interested or have any questions!

09/19/2019

Want to act and get some free food? 🚑🚑

Check out some photos of our responders in Casualty Simulation Makeup to see what this could involve.
We are looking for volunteers to act during our tryouts on Saturday, September 28th from 8:00am to 5:00 pm! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
No previous acting experience is required! Please message our Facebook or Instagram page if you are interested or have any questions!

09/10/2019

ONLY 12 HOURS LEFT TO APPLY! Applications will be closing tonight (Tuesday, September 10) at 11:59 PM. You can find more info and a link to the application here: msumcmaster.ca/efrt.

Thinking of applying but haven’t had a chance to get your SFA or CPR-BLS? Courses are still available this week on Septe...
09/08/2019

Thinking of applying but haven’t had a chance to get your SFA or CPR-BLS? Courses are still available this week on September 10th and 11th! Application deadlines have been extended to September 10th to accommodate for these courses!

To sign up for the courses and submit your application visit msumcmaster.ca/efrt.

Volunteer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt

In order to apply you must be a full-time undergraduate McMaster student, and hold a valid Standard First Aid with either CPR-HCP or CPR-BLS certification.

Applications are due on SEPTEMBER 8th at 11:59 PM. Feel free to message any of the EFRT executive team if you have any questions!

09/07/2019

Thinking of applying to EFRT? You’re in luck because the deadline to apply has been extended to SEPTEMBER 10th at 11:59PM!

Check out this video from our responders about why you should apply!

Applications can be found online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt

Come check out our booth at Clubs Fest in the MUSC Attium from 11-3 today! Responders will be there to answer any questi...
09/04/2019

Come check out our booth at Clubs Fest in the MUSC Attium from 11-3 today! Responders will be there to answer any questions you have about the team or how to apply!

EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team's cover photo
08/31/2019

EFRT - MSU Emergency First Response Team's cover photo

Interested in applying to be a part of our team? Applications are open now and are due September 8th! Come out to our in...
08/31/2019

Interested in applying to be a part of our team? Applications are open now and are due September 8th!

Come out to our info night on September 5th at 5pm for more information and a quick refresher on some of your skills!

08/23/2019

Welcome Week starts TOMORROW! EFRT will be back on call 24/7, starting tonight, August 23rd, at 5pm!

Call 905-522-4135 from any phone, or dial 88 from any campus phone for help during any medical emergency. Have a safe and fun Welcome Week!

“I think what has impacted me the most while being on the team is realizing the amount of trust that people place in you...
08/15/2019

“I think what has impacted me the most while being on the team is realizing the amount of trust that people place in you while on call. Experiencing this is very humbling, and makes you want to always be a better responder, as well as a better person.”

- Martine Steiner
Public Relations Coordinator
Kinesiology Level IV

Applications for this year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt by September 8th! Please feel free to reach out to any of the executive members if you have any questions!

Come check out EFRT’s booth and say hi to our wonderful responders at the annual Ice Cream Social and Employee Services ...
08/14/2019

Come check out EFRT’s booth and say hi to our wonderful responders at the annual Ice Cream Social and Employee Services Fair on BSB field from now until 2:30 pm!

“I had no idea what I was getting into when I tried out for EFRT. But now I can't imagine my undergraduate experience wi...
08/13/2019

“I had no idea what I was getting into when I tried out for EFRT. But now I can't imagine my undergraduate experience without the team. Being on the team has taught me so much: if you're also on the fence about trying out, just do it!”
- Selene Chen
Internal Coordinator
Health Sciences Level III

Applications for this year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt by September 8th! Please feel free to reach out to any of the executive members if you have any questions!

"Joining the EFRT has allowed me to fulfill my passion of helping others in need, provided me a strong outlet for suppor...
08/09/2019

"Joining the EFRT has allowed me to fulfill my passion of helping others in need, provided me a strong outlet for support and guidance within the team, and has given me countless experiences that will last a lifetime. The amount of learning and personal growth that I have experienced on the EFRT is unparalleled with any of my other experiences at McMaster."

- Kieran McKenzie
Response Coordinator
Chemical and Bioengineering, Level III

Applications for this year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt by September 8th! Please feel free to reach out to any of the executive members if you have any questions!

“Being on this team definitely makes my undergraduate experience more interesting and exciting on a regular basis. The o...
08/08/2019

“Being on this team definitely makes my undergraduate experience more interesting and exciting on a regular basis. The only thing I would change is that I would have tried out earlier!”

- Patrick Kim
Training Coordinator
Health Sciences Level III

Applications for this year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt by September 8th! Please feel free to reach out to any of the executive members if you have any questions!

"Joining EFRT was one of the best choices I have made in university. I’ve had the privilege of working with a super-supp...
08/06/2019

"Joining EFRT was one of the best choices I have made in university. I’ve had the privilege of working with a super-supportive team and learning a huge amount. Being able to support McMaster students really makes me feel like part of the community."

- Sophia Topper
Assistant Director
Arts and Science V

Applications for this year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt by September 8th! Please feel free to reach out to any of the executive members if you have any questions!

Happy Friday McMaster! EFRT will be off call for the August long weekend, from August 3-5. We will resume our normal sch...
08/02/2019

Happy Friday McMaster!

EFRT will be off call for the August long weekend, from August 3-5. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, August 6. For any sudden medical emergencies, call 905-522-4135.

We hope you have a fun and safe long weekend!

Volunteer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt In order to apply...
08/01/2019

Volunteer applications for the 2019-2020 school year are NOW OPEN! Apply online at msumcmaster.ca/efrt

In order to apply you must be a full-time undergraduate McMaster student, and hold a valid Standard First Aid with either CPR-HCP or CPR-BLS certification.

Applications are due on SEPTEMBER 8th at 11:59 PM. Feel free to message any of the EFRT executive team if you have any questions!

“Over the years, I have seen myself become a better, more confident person.  From the timid little rookie to the program...
07/30/2019

“Over the years, I have seen myself become a better, more confident person. From the timid little rookie to the program director, EFRT has become such a big part of my life, and I can’t imagine what life without it would look like.”

- Albert Huynh
Program Director
Life Sciences Level V

Reminder that applications for the 2019-2020 school year open THURSDAY and close September 8! More information and the online application can be found at msumcmaster.ca/efrt. Please feel free to reach out to any of the executive members if you have any questions.

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