Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo)

Request BEMCo Standby Coverage

During events, a BEMCo standby may be requested for the purpose of responding to medical emergencies at the event.At least two EMT-Basics, a full complement of medical equipment, including Basic Life Support medications, spinal immobilization equipment, and an Automated External Defibrillator, are provided. Standbys are occasionally mandated by the University. 

BEMCo standby request are now being handled by Brandeis Public Safety. To request a BEMCo standby, please email

The cost is $20 per hour per EMT on site, with a minimum of two EMTs. You will be charged for the number of hours you request, regardless of how long the event runs. Additionally, you will charged for the half hour before your event for set up time and the half hour after your event for break-down time. If your event should run longer than expected, you will be charged $5 per fifteen minutes per EMT for the extra time.

BEMCo requires at least ten (10) business days notice when scheduling standby services for an event. If scheduling an event with fewer than ten (10) business days notice, additional penalties may apply.

If your plans change, or the event is canceled without eight (8) hours notice prior to the event, the department/individual will be charged for the minimum three (3) hours.

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