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HERO (Hopkins Emergency Response Organization)

The Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) has provided
volunteer, first-response Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the
Homewood campus since its inception as the First Aid Squad in 1983.
Comprised of approximately 55 First Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), the Hopkins Emergency Response Unit (the
operational arm of HERO) provides 24 hours/7 days a week EMS
coverage during the school year, as well as major event standbys and
some modified coverage when classes are not in session.  In addition,
the Hopkins Emergency Response Teaching Unit provides Red Cross
Emergency Response and CPR classes, taught by students who are
also certified Red Cross instructors.
HERO enjoys a close working relationship with Johns Hopkins University
Campus Safety and Security.  Security dispatches HERU via radio to
respond to calls, assumes operational command on the scene, and
transports HERU members and specialized equipment to emergencies
upon request.  HERO also works closely with the Baltimore City Fire
Department (BCFD), which provides advanced life support and
ambulance transport to seriously ill or injured patients.  BCFD also
assists with HERO mass-casualty drills and EMT training.

HERO’s First Responders and EMTs are available during the school year.  
In the event of a medical emergency on or around the Homewood
campus, please call Johns Hopkins Campus Safety and Security
at 410-516-7777 from a campus phone, or 911
.  For information about
joining HERO, obtaining emergency response training, or to learn more
about the unit, please visit our website at http://heru.jhu.edu/.

 

Campus Safety & Security at Johns Hopkins University Emergency number: 410-516-7777