The SUNY Potsdam Campus Rescue Squad started in 1992 as a group of college students that formed together to provide much needed medical coverage for SUNY Potsdam varsity athletic events as well as various other college events.
By 1993, CRS was providing coverage for most all athletic events when it was requested, many concerts at the Crane School of Music, as well as other various college events. At the end of the 1993-1994 school year, it was decided that the campus required 24/7 first response care, not just medical stand-bys. By September 2004, Campus Rescue was not only a student organization, but also a New York State DOH certified Emergency First Response Agency. Also, CRS was now able to sponsor members to take both EMT-Basic and EMT-D courses through SUNY Canton. NYS certified EMT’s were also on call each night for 8 hour tours of duty.
Our goals are to provide much needed medical coverage for SUNY Potsdam varsity athletic events as well as various other college events. Also to provide emergency medical services to everyone who needs assistance.
Recent Campus Rescue Activities
We do a mock DWI annually to promote safe and responsible driving and also to show that we are always there for you
If you want to reach us in case of a medical emergency please contact us at university police (315) 267-2222 then just ask for Campus Rescue.
Phone: (315) 267-2253
Campus Rescue Squad-Official Site: http://www.potsdamcrs.com/main.php
Potsdam Rescue: http://www.pvrs.org/
NYS Department of Health: http://www.health.state.ny.us/