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Stephanie Cannon '06 December 4, 2012 4:45 PM

The number 12 holds a special meaning for Aggies. From its origin on the football field when E. King Gill responded to the call to help his team, the 12th Man has always represented a spirit of selfless service, enthusiasm and devotion to Texas A&M.

To celebrate that Aggie spirit of support, The Association of Former Students will feature special stories through Dec. 12 to show how your donation to The Association of Former Students makes a difference.

When you give to Texas A&M through The Association of Former Students, you are supporting traditions, students and student organizations, like the Texas A&M Emergency Care Team. When you give, you are strengthening Texas A&M. Learn how to give to The Association of Former Students at

Thank you for supporting Texas A&M University! Happy 12-12-12, Aggies!

The Association of Former Students,

Thank you for the money to reprogram our radios. As a first responder organization, our radios are very important to our operations. This money will allow our response time, in areas like Reed Arena, to be greatly improved. It will also help us communicate better between organizations if there is an event in which there is a multi-agency response that includes Texas A&M Emergency Care Team.

Thank you again,
Texas A&M Emergency Care Team 2011-2012 officers
The Texas A&M University Emergency Care Team began in 1976 as a student-run organization to bring emergency medicine to the university. Beginning in 1980, TAMECT acquired its first ambulance and was, at the time, the university's only ambulance service. In the early 1980s, due to insurance liability, TAMECT was split into two entities. The Emergency Care Team kept its student organization status, and the Texas A&M Emergency Medical Service was formed under Student Health Services which handled the ambulance operations. Since then, TAMECT and TAMU EMS have kept close relationships and both operate out of the A.P. Beutel Health Center. At present, the Texas A&M Emergency Care Team staffs first aid stations at most major university events including football games, various athletic events, Corps FTXs, March to the Brazos, Greek events, and many others. We also provide a large number of training opportunities for our members including First Aid, CPR, Mass Casualty management, scholarships for EMT classes, and many other areas of training. We are an all-volunteer student organization committed to providing the best quality emergency medical care to the students, faculty, and friends of Texas A&M.

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