For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
The mission of Massachusetts Maritime Academy Emergency Medical Services is to provide emergency medical care to cadets, faculty, and staff to the highest possible standard. MMA EMS will operate in cooperation with and in support of MMA Health Services, MMA Public Safety, and outside organizations to provide for the safety and welfare of the Academy population. Additionally, MMA EMS will offer opportunity for professional development and will engage in public outreach and prevention in the interest of limiting illness and injury.
Founded in November of 2011, MMA EMS started as a small group of volunteer EMT’s who wanted to better the campus community. With some networking, kind donations, and the guidance of the Academy physician, Dr. Jeffrey Cukor, the first ambulance was donated to MMA EMS by LifeLine Ambulance Service. Along with the donation of a type II ambulance, the Academy also received an SUV and a golf cart to respond on campus with. This was a cornerstone to the EMS program. In cooperation with the Bourne Fire Department, the MMA BLS ambulance provided primary EMS coverage to the entire Maritime campus.
Currently, MMA EMS is 1 of 2 collegiate EMS services in Massachusetts with transport capability. Our staff includes 16 EMT’s and together we respond to hundreds of emergency calls on campus every year. During the day our EMT’s are full time students getting their undergraduate degree. At night, our students balance the academic rigors of the Academy and answer emergency medical calls. Thanks to the continuing support from MMA Board of Trustee member Brian Connor, we now respond in a type III ambulance. We continue to utilize the SUV and golf cart where appropriate and use them as support vehicles. When we are in service we have 4 EMT’s on; a Supervisor, a Senior EMT, and a Junior EMT, and a Third Rider. This ensures a fast response time and that the highest quality medical care is provided to our patients. We use the smaller size of the campus to our advantage. Once we are dispatched through Public Safety or the Cadet Information Center (CIC), we often arrive on scene within one minute.
We also coordinate and hold a semesterly EMT class on campus based on student interest. Every year we have freshman through senior cadets enroll in the course looking to become certified as an EMT-B. Many times once cadets pass their national and state exams, they join the MMA EMS family and service the campus day and night.
We work in cooperation with many different local departments and agencies including but not limited to:
Bourne Fire Department
Bourne Police Department
MMA Public Safety
MMA Health Services