Resident EMT Program


In order to meet the growing needs of the campus community, Montclair State University EMS, in cooperation with the Office of Residential Education and Services, has developed the Resident Emergency Medical Technician Program. This program is designed to increase the availability of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) on campus to respond to emergency calls. In the program, resident EMT's provide on-call service during evening and weekend hours, in addition to their regular daily shifts.  In exchange for their service, EMT's are provided a room on campus in the Village at Little Falls. Resident EMTs also qualify for priority registration.

What's Required

A strong commitment to Montclair State University EMS and to providing quality care to the campus community is required. If selected, the resident EMT will be responsible for being on campus and on-call a minimum of one night per week (11 p.m. to 8 a.m.), three day shifts per week (12 hours total), and two weekends per month. In addition, the resident EMT agrees to carry a pager and assist in handling emergency calls whenever possible. EMT's will also be responsible for attending all scheduled EMS meetings.

Number of Positions Available

It is expected that there will be multiple openings for the upcoming academic year.


Applicants for the resident EMT program must meet the following requirements:

  • Volunteering with Montclair State EMS is strongly encouraged. Current Montlclair State EMS Volunteers are given preference for open positions.
  • Must be a current full-time Montclair State University student (at least 12 credits)
  • Must have a grade point average of 2.0 or above
  • Must be in good standing with the Office of Residential Education and Services
  • Must successfully complete the Responding to Campus Emergencies training program held in August.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record and two years driving experience.
  • Current certification as an EMT-Basic (NJ, National Registry, or other state recognized by OEMS)
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Current certification in CEVO (Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator).
  • Must have certification in HAZMAT Awareness and WMD/CBRNE Awareness
  • Must have completed ICS-100, 200, 700, and 800 (can be completed online)
  • Experience working with an EMS service is preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor certification preferred but not required