The Beginning of the Legacy
On September 17, 2009, the Middlebury College Student Emergency Response Team (SERT) embarked on a great adventure. That day was the beginning of a journey that has already taken hundreds – and will continue to take more – Middlebury College students on a journey of a lifetime. This journey has, for some, even determined what road they took in life. The child of ERT program that was started over ten years ago, the staff ERT was started out of the need to comply with safety regulations, but grew to include first responding to our College community.
Present Day SERT
Today for the community we serve, the Student Emergency Response Team (SERT) is an opportunity for citizens to see the compassion, professionalism, and love of medicine in all of us. The legacy we leave continues to be taken up by future generations of students and provides one of life’s great experiences.
Although, as of now, SERT only covers the College EMS needs from Thursday through Sunday, one day SERT aims to cover the College 24 hours a day 7 days a week when classes are in session. In addition, SERT aims to reach out to the greater community of Addison and Rutland County to help fill a void that exist in the EMS community. SERT members already volunteer at four area squads. They volunteer at special events on campus and in the community, they sponsor First Aid and CPR programs in the community, and they remain an important part of the county emergency disaster team in the event of a disaster when additional medical teams are needed.