What is TUEFRT?
The Trent University Emergency First Response Team (TUEFRT) is a student-run volunteer organization that provides advanced first aid to the Trent community.
Although we are not a replacement for EMS, our volunteers are trained First Responders and are available 24/7 to respond to any medical emergency. We are quick to respond to emergency situations and can usually get to the scene in under 5 minutes.
How do you call TUEFRT?
If you or someone around you is experiencing a medical emergency, call 705-748-1333. Like EMS, a dispatcher will answer your call and collect some information such as your location and emergency. The dispatcher will then radio TUEFRT who will promptly respond to the emergency.
When should you call TUEFRT?
You can call TUEFRT for any medical concern. These include but are not limited to: muscle and bone injuries, allergic reactions, trouble breathing, burns, cuts, head and neck injuries, diabetic emergencies, seizures, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
If you are not sure whether something is considered a medical concern, you can call TUEFRT and we can help you assess the situation.
Interested in Volunteering with TUEFRT?
TUEFRT is always looking for outgoing and dependable Trent students to join our team.
Tryouts will be held at the end of September and again in January. As a member of the team, you will first receive training in Standard First Aid, after which you will be trained as an Emergency First Responder.
As a First Responder, you will have the knowledge and skills to perform advanced first aid skills, such as administering oxygen and boarding and collaring a person with a spinal injury.
All Responders are required to be on-shift about 8-16 hours a week (including night shifts) and attend training sessions at least once a month. Being a responder is both a rewarding and challenging experience that requires good communication skills, quick thinking, and the ability to be calm and collected in an emergency situation.
If you are interested in trying out for TUEFRT, keep your eyes open for posters around campus announcing the tryout dates.