Resident EMT Program

In order to meet the growing needs of the campus community, Montclair State University EMS, in cooperation with the Office of Residence Life, has developed the Resident Emergency Medical Technician Program. This program is designed to increase the availability of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) on campus during evening and weekend hours, in addition to weekday shifts.  In exchange for their service, Resident EMTs are provided a room on campus in the Village at Little Falls at no cost. Resident EMTs also qualify for priority registration.

Resident EMT Responsibilities

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 radio and assist in handling emergency calls whenever possible. EMTs will also be responsible for attending all scheduled EMS meetings and training. Current Montclair State EMS department service is required before being able to apply for an open position.


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

  • Current MSU EMS EMT (must be in Cleared status)
  • Must be a current full-time Montclair State University student (at least 12 credits)
  • Must have a grade point average of 2.75 or above
  • Must be in good standing with the Office of Residence Life
  • Current certification as an EMT-Basic (NJ, National Registry, or other state recognized by OEMS)
  • Current certification in Healthcare CPR (AHA, ARC, NSC)
  • Must have completed ICS-100, 200, 700, and 800 (can be completed online)
  • Experience working with an EMS service is preferred