Founded by a team of committed medical professionals 24 years ago, Emergency University has evolved into a enthusiastic community of highly trained emergency response professionals, tirelessly dedicated to saving lives, one response at a time.
Emergency University's culture values dedication, perseverance, integrity, and respect for each individual. We pride ourselves on bringing these same values into our relationship with each of our clients. Our focus is to create the industry's most dependable, experienced and innovative solution for our customers, and to educate the community about better and more effective ways to save lives. We strive to provide our clients with a one-stop resource for customized, cutting-edge solutions that are proven to save lives.
EU’s Medical Director, Dr. Odelia Braun, served as San Francisco Fire Department’s first Medical Director. With her SF emergency responder colleagues, she designed, trained and implemented the first Fire Department AED Program, proving that they were safe in the hands of non-healthcare professionals and tripling the number of SF citizens who survived cardiac arrest in San Francisco.
Previously, Sports venues relied on an ambulance parked outside the stadium as the sole component of their emergency response. With the support of the SF Giant organization, EU trained all security personnel, ushers and usherettes as first responders, and provided them with airway and protective equipment. AEDs were placed strategically around the stadium, and EMTs patrolled the baseball park. Every year, a San Francisco baseball fan was saved. In addition, each year, the SF Giants sponsored a free CPR training event, developed by EU staff, for their fans called "Save a Life Saturday" training as many as 5000 SF fans on the morning of a baseball game.
We crafted new methods of training, including online and blended emergency responder training, reducing the cost and time of training to encourage organizations to participate. We developed the first emergency equipment management software to track emergency equipment and ensure they were properly maintained. Over the past 25 years, EU has strived to improve the organizational emergency response, responding to their client's needs to be innovating solutions that resulted in more and more lives saved.
EU designed and patented the first critical incident management software that could automatically structure and execute an entire emergency response. EU observed that there were many organizational and behavioral barriers that prohibited an effective organizational response. Targeting these barriers, EU's cell-phone-based emergency response software, force multiplies the impact of each employee, but directs them to behave in a manner consistent with their comfort level, thus assuring that they will act efficiently and effectively during an emergency. Using the Incident Command System, each layer of responders automatically receives their professionally scripted protocols, eliminating hesitation and mistakes, and general workforce members receive step-by-step instructions.