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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Rutgers University Emergency Medical Services (RUEMS) provides exceptional emergency medical care to all patients without judgment of their situation while preserving their rights, privacy, and dignity. RUEMS is staffed with a combination of career and per diem Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

RUEMS ambulance has been operational 24/7, 365 days a year since 1998. The ambulance and EMTs provide emergency medical services to Rutgers and the surrounding communities, and are often on standby for special and athletic events.

RUEMS coordinates event coverage at the Rutgers Stadium (2nd to Giants Stadium in seating) and other venues throughout the university.

Contact Information

Department of
Emergency Services

Non-Emergency Number

For any Emergency Dial

From a University Phone
Obtain an outside line Dial

Public Safety Numbers

New Brunswick Campuses
(732) 932 -7111
or 2-7111 from any Campus Phone

Newark Campus
(973) 353-5111
or 5111 from any Campus Phone

Camden Campus
(856) 225-6111
or 6111 from any Campus Phone

Farms, Research Stations
or Off-Campus

or Obtain an Outside line,
then dial

Program the Alternate Public Safety Numbers
into Your Cellular Phone

Download a Printable Poster

To Request an Ambulance
  • Obtain an outside line and Dial 9-1-1
  • Provide information about the number of victim(s) such as age, weight, height, location type of illness or injury, past history of illness or injury, medications, or chemical exposure and anything else that may be helpful to responders
  • To request a non-emergency transport call 732-932-7211
Event Coverage

RUEMS can provide EMTs, ambulance standby’s, courtesy shuttles, courtesy carts, field response teams such as bike units, a Multi Casualty Incident Trailer, and/or a Decon Trailer.

Costs vary on the type of service(s) required and the number of personnel needed. To receive an estimate of what your university event or concert will need contact Captain William Jackson at 848-932-4800.

Billing Inquiries

For questions regarding event billing, standby billing or emergency medical care billing please call Manager Carol Nowitzke at 848-932-4800.

Reports can be obtained during normal business hours at the Rutgers Public Safety Building located at 55 Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick. Please Call ahead to ensure report is available and what you need to access it.

Notice of Privacy Practices
Rutgers University, Department of Emergency Services ("RUES") is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential healthcare information, known as Protected Health Information or PHI, and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI. RUES is also required to abide by the terms of the version of this notice currently in effect.  A copy of the current notice can be obtained here.