HERO (Hopkins Emergency
Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) has provided
volunteer, first-response Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Homewood campus since its inception as the First Aid Squad
Comprised of approximately 55 First Responders and Emergency
Medical Technicians (EMTs), the Hopkins Emergency Response
operational arm of HERO) provides 24 hours/7 days a week
coverage during the school year, as well as major event
some modified coverage when classes are not in session.
the Hopkins Emergency Response Teaching Unit provides Red
Emergency Response and CPR classes, taught by students who
also certified Red Cross instructors.
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,
transports HERU members and specialized equipment to emergencies
request. HERO also works closely with the Baltimore
Department (BCFD), which provides advanced life support
ambulance transport to seriously ill or injured patients.
assists with HERO mass-casualty drills and EMT training.
First Responders and EMTs are available during the school
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
joining HERO, obtaining emergency response training, or
to learn more
about the unit, please visit our website