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York College EMS

York College's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organization is led by student volunteers, in coordination with Campus Safety and York County 911.

A York College EMS vehicle is parked at the campus entryway beside a banner that reads York College EMS Station 17.

Taking action. Serving our community.

York College EMS (Emergency Medical Services) responds to medical emergencies across campus and in the surrounding communities. Calls for service are dispatched through York County 911 and the Department of Campus Safety. The organization is operated entirely by volunteers, and students are not billed for medical emergencies.

York College EMS is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Quick Response Service (QRS). All providers are certified by the PA Bureau of EMS and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). York College EMS is a member of the National Collegiate EMS Foundation.


Frequently Asked Questions

York College EMS is staffed and in service when the college is in academic session. We are out of service during extended breaks and summer break.

No. York College EMS offers a unique opportunity for students who are not certified to ride along on calls and observe EMS operations. 

While not able to care directly for patients, students who are not certified may be actively engaged in training exercises, administrative/support roles, and many more opportunities. Students can shadow providers on calls, as long as it is safe to do so and does not interfere with patient care. 

Additionally, students who are certified as EMRs are encouraged to apply.

There is an EMS Supervisor on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — including over breaks and holidays when York College EMS is not in service. 

The EMS Supervisor oversees daily operations when they are on call. The EMS Supervisor rotates weekly between the EMS Captain and two EMS Lieutenants. They can be reached by dialing 2234 from any campus phone or by calling 717.815.2234.

Unlike other collegiate EMS agencies, York College EMS is run by students who make all decisions for the agency. 

We have advisors who are staff at YCP. However, they fulfill an advisory role, with administrative and operational officers being students.

You may contact EMSInfo@ycp.edu to request an application. 

Once you have finished filling out the application, submit it via email or drop it off at the Campus Safety Office in the Manor Northeast lobby. You may also mail the application to York College EMS, 441 Country Club Rd., York, PA 17403.

Most times, QRS 17 is the sole unit responding to medical emergencies on campus if requested through the Department of Campus Safety. If it is determined that the patient would benefit from definitive care, a transporting ALS or BLS unit is requested through York County 911.

York College EMS does not provide training directly. However, the York College EMS has partnered with HACC to offer EMT classes to YCP students on campus. Please reach out to receive up-to-date information.

Meet the Members

Administrative Officers


Ryan Wessel

Vice President

Taylor Long


Kevin Krippa, EMT-B

Operational Officers


Brody Cain, EMT-B 


Brandon Cain, EMT-B


Jack Green, EMT-B

QA & Logistics

Angel Butler, EMT-B

Hollianne Sebrosky, EMT-B 

Michaela Sentz, EMT-B 

Abby Sims, EMT-B 

Talon Basiewicz, EMT-B

Savannah Jordan, EMT-B

Ben Metzger, EMT-B

Hailey Yothers, EMT-B

Aiden Keja, EMT-B

Ellen Burns, EMT-B

Reaghan Harvey, EMT-B

Laiba Khan

Terrance Drakeford

Kylie Kestner

Aliyah Bull

Allison Atkins

Kendra Winkleblech

Rowan McFarling

Alyssa Algeri

Emily Reardon

Erica Rinehart 

Jules Castaldi

Mara Smakal 

Mia Alvarez 

Sarah Martin 

Yenifer Castillo 

Sydney Azar 

Chance Ritchey 

Emma Elwell 

Emma Brown

Chief Ed Bruder, Director, Department of Campus Safety Police

Dr. Jason Lowe, PhD, CRNA, PHRN

Garrett Hunt, MPPA