Current Trends in Substance Abuse

Madison County Emergency Management is partnering with other local agencies to promote a seminar on current trends in substance abuse.  Attached is a flier for this upcoming seminar.   It is being held on March 7th at 9-11am and repeated 7:30-9pm at the Colgate Inn, 7 Payne St., Hamilton, NY.    This is a free event.

The presenter is Officer Jermaine Galloway.  He  is highly regarded as one of the nation’s top experts in various drug and alcohol trends. His countless hours of research keep his presentations current, evolving with the trends. These efforts have won Officer

Galloway 3 national awards and 1 international award, since 2009. As one of the top resources in the country for drug tends, Officer Galloway has trained more than 75,000 people nationwide!

T O P I C S C O V E R E D :

Alcohol and drug clothing

Alcoholic energy drinks


Alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers

Drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology

Youth party tendencies, party games

Non-traditional alcoholic beverages

Social networking sites

Synthetic drugs, OTC drugs

Inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs

These new trends are very popular and it is important for parents, community members and all who are involved in prevention, education, treatment or enforcement to understand these sweeping changes in the drug culture. For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you must know what is going on in your community.

To pre-register go to:   Additional information on this event can be secured by calling 315-264-7640.

Class Cancellations

The Basic EMT classes scheduled for Floyd and Kunkel Ambulance for tonight have been CANCELLED

Class Cancelled

The Basic EMT Original and Refresher class at Foery Drive Utica is cancelled for tonight

Sunday CME Core Class

The CME Core Class scheduled for this Sunday January 17, 2016 at COVAC will be at 2PM.

EMT Class Cancelled

Due to a travel advisory issued in Oneida County the Basic Original and Refresher class held at Foery Drive has been cancelled tonight. 

On Line CME Re-Certification

Sunday January 17, 2016 at Central Oneida County Ambulance 2PM and Wednesday January 20, 2016 at Verona Fire Station 7PM (Choose one) will begin our 2016 On line recertification program open to Basic, and Advanced Providers in the Midstate Region.  Both the provider and Agency must be enrolled in the CME Program.  Signup on line or call Bill 315 738-8351.

Daytime EMT Class

Beginning January 26, 2016 HCCC will host a daytime EMT Original and Refresher Basic Emergency Medical Technician Class.  The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday 8AM to 1PM occasional Saturday sessions will be included (9am-3PM).  The class will complete on Thursday May 19, 2016.  Register on line at or call Bill at 315 738-8351.

Program Agency Hours

Happy New Year!!!! May this be a safe and fulfilling 2016

The office will close today at 12:00 and reopen Jan 4th

Midstate 2016 ALS Protocol Update

The updated ALS protocol will go in to effect midnight 12/31/15 all Critical Care and Paramedics practicing in the Midstate Region should have viewed the on-line presentation and completed the Midstate Exam

Midstate EMS Holiday Schedule

Midstate EMS will be closed on Wednesday Dec 23 at noon. We will reopen on Monday Dec 28th. On behalf of all of us here we wish to extend to you our best wishes for a safe and joy filled holiday season and a Merry Christmas.