About Us

The Erindale College Special Response Team (ECSpeRT) is a division of St. John Ambulance located at the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM). We are a team of volunteer Medical First Responders who provide first aid coverage to all students, staff, and visitors of the UTM campus. ECSpeRT members also regularly assist with first aid duties of the Mississauga Division of St. John Ambulance.

Most of ECSpeRT’s current members are undergraduate students at UTM. All active responders hold valid certifications in the First Aid CPR Level C/AED course as well as the Medical First Responder course from St. John Ambulance. All of our members participate in on-going first aid training every other week.

ECSpeRT routinely provides first aid coverage for UTM events such as Orientation Week, Fall Campus Day, March Break Open House, Rez Gym Nights, as well as many other sporting events held around campus. Since 2008, ECSpeRT has also begun implementing on-call first aid coverage from 8 AM to 10 PM when classes are in session. All ECSpeRT members on duty will be wearing clearly identifiable uniforms that consist of black pants, black shoes, and a red shirt or a red jacket bearing the ECSpeRT logo.

In addition to providing first aid coverage, ECSpeRT also offers First Aid courses to UTM students at a discount. For more information, please check under the Events section or lookout for our posters around campus!

ECSpeRT works closely with University Police. For EMERGENCIES, DIAL 9-1-1 and contact University Police at 905-569-4333.

For general inquiries, please contact us at ecspert@on.sja.ca or come visit us at Room 210K in the Student Centre (next to the Medium office and above the InfoBooth).