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CAVA, Columbia University Emergency Medical Service

City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Category: 
Columbia
Type: 
Clinical

 CAVA is a student-run Basic Life Support (BLS) Volunteer Ambulance Corps., and is staffed by New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians with Defibrillation (NYS EMT-D) volunteers. Members of CAVA are students and staff of Columbia University, who provide emergency medical care for the Columbia campus and surrounding areas. CAVA is in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week while school is in session.

Volunteer Opportunities: Those who are interested in volunteering first must obtain New York State certification as an EMT. For more information about obtaining EMT certification and working with CAVA, please see the CAVA FAQ.

Eligibility: 
CAVA volunteers are required to take one 12-hour weekday shift every week, and one 12-hour weekend shift every month. In addition to taking shifts, members must attend weekly meetings, as well as various training sessions that are held during the week.
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