CUEMS in the News
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Columbia University Emergency Medical Service, or CAVA, has started carrying two medications used for emergency asthma and allergy relief in its ambulance.
They are able to do so because the Regional Emergency Medical Council for New York amended its policy this year to allow EMTs such as CAVA personnel to carry and dispense the drugs. In the past only New York City paramedics were equipped with these drugs.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Flashing blue lights mean that CAVA is on the scene, its student volunteers responding to the needs of other students and ensuring the safety of the community.
Thursday, April 14, 1994
Members of the Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance (CAVA) corps came to the rescue of this man who was hit by a truck just outside of the University Food Market.
Friday, March 4, 1994
A member of the Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance (CAVA) teaches new recruits how to use the group's newly acquired ambulance and emergency response equipment.
Thursday, February 24, 1994
Editor: I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the members of the Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance (CAVA) service and the Security Office who responded so quickly and professionally to a medical emergency at the American Language Program in Lewisohn Hall on Thursday morning, Feb. 17th.
Wednesday, February 2, 1994
Members of the Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance (CAVA) team gathered around a student who fell on the ice on the steps in front of Low Library at around 11:00 p.m. yesterday. CAVA staff members remained on the scene for about twenty minutes.
Wednesday, October 14, 1992
Oliver Garcia, CC '92, records vital information for CAVA.
Saturday, April 1, 1989
Monday, February 18, 1985
Columbia Ambulance Volunteer Association (CAVA) will put a new ambulance into service today, according to Erik Gaull, College senior and president of CAVA. The new ambulance will "greatly improve the efficiency and emergency capabilities of CAVA," Gaull said. The $28,000 ambulance was paid for out of university funds, Gaull said. The ambulance would normally cost $48,000, but CAVA "knew the right people," Gaull said.
Friday, November 18, 1983
Members of the Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance say they joined the corps for humanitarian reasons, not because they , want a resume boost for their medical school applications. Of the 20 students working for CAVA, only half identify themselves as pre-meds; others say they are considering medical school. CAVA co-founder Erik Gaull, a College junior, says he is not a pre-med. Gaull and Bruce Topper, who graduated in 1982 developed the idea in December, 1980 "on the basis of need" with the help of university Security and Health Services.