An open letter to the Washington University community
On Monday, an article was released in Student Life claiming that EST and Clayton Paramedics were overwhelmed by the number of intoxicated students at W.I.L.D. We are writing to clarify several of the inaccuracies stated in the article. Both EST and Clayton Paramedics put a great deal of resources into W.I.L.D. to ensure we are able to adequately handle any situation that occurs. In no way were EST and Clayton Paramedics overwhelmed during W.I.L.D. EST treated five students on the quad and four students on campus during the event, an average number for fall W.I.L.D., if not a little less.
The EST tent on the quad has no cots and is used to coordinate our medics and as a resource for students seeking care. Clayton Paramedics set up cots outside the quad for use by students who were treated by EST, do not need transport to the hospital, but are unable to safely make it back to their residence. At one point, Clayton Paramedics requested more cots as a cautionary measure but never ended up needing them.
Under no circumstance was any student who needed or requested medical treatment turned away. EST, Clayton Paramedics, and WUPD are there to ensure a safe W.I.L.D. so that students can focus on enjoying the music. We hope that in the future we can work to return the focus of W.I.L.D. to the music. We congratulate Team 31 on a great concert.
Class of 2013
Class of 2013
EST Executives, [email protected]