Become a HERO!

The Hopkins Emergency Response Unit is staffed by students at the JHU Homewood campus, and we are always looking for new members. If you are interested, sign up on our interest list and we will keep you notified for opportunities to join the unit. The opportunity to join occurs every Fall semester.

HERU members are expected to attend all general body meetings as well as take an eight hour shift per week. HERU members who are not already Maryland EMT-B certified and AHA CPR certified are expected to acquire the necessary certification as quickly as possible. Classes for both certifications are available during Intersession for all accepted members.

HERO Application 2017

The HERO 2017 application is now open! Please contact our Recruitment and Retention Officer, Gabrielle, at if you have any questions or concerns. Best of luck to all applicants!

HERO Info Session PowerPoint

2017 HERO Application for Non-EMTs

CPR Class Sign-Up Sheet for Non-EMTs

2017 HERO Application for Current EMTs


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do HERU members get paid?
A: No, HERU is entirely a volunteer organization.

Q: What is the time commitment for HERU members?
A: A HERU crew member is required to take one eight hour shift every week as well as maintain continuing education credits and attend general body meetings.

Q: I am an EMR. Can I take shifts on the unit without an EMT certification?
A: No, HERU is an all EMT unit so new members must become Maryland EMT certified.

Q: I am an EMT from another state. How can I become a Maryland EMT?
A: You must pass a Maryland EMT reciprocity class. More information will be provided upon joining the unit.

Q: What is the application process like?
A: Every Fall semester, HERU sends out a written application. Applicants are then invited to a group process and then, to an individual interview after which final decisions are made.

HERO's latest EMT class with their instructors and Training Officer!