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DEO – Discover Emergency Operations

Discover Emergency Operations is an introduction to the emergency response effort at MIT and in the greater Boston area. Through DEO, you will experience what it’s like to be an EMT, a firefighter, and a police officer through multiple different agencies including MIT EMS, Pro EMS, Cambridge Fire, and MIT Police. You will also learn about other aspects of emergency management including first responder dispatch and disaster preparedness. In DEO, you’ll get a first-hand look at what it takes to save lives! We’re also here to help you learn about life at MIT from people who know it best — fellow students.

What will we do?

  • Tour MIT EMS’s (hopefully new!) ambulance and bunkroom
  • Learn what it’s like to be an EMT while in college
  • Get CPR and Stop the Bleed certified!
  • Meet MIT PD and explore police headquarters
  • Experience the sim labs at Pro EMS
  • Learn about MIT Emergency Management
  • Get familiar with life at MIT and tour campus!
  • Get ice cream, go sailing, solve some escape rooms, connect with your classmates, and many other fun activities!

We encourage everybody who is interested to apply!

DEO Specifics

  • Dates: Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25, 2024
  • Space available: 15
  • Cost: No charge