Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Campaign for Quality

Friday October 12, Hamilton College

This free educational event is open to healthcare workers and anyone concerned about his or her health. The conference offers nine presenters in total including topics on:  palliative care, robotics, and American College of Surgeons, team training, high reliability and accountability.  Register on-line at

Cazenovia Area EMT Class

Diane Howe, NYS Certified Instructor Coordinator will lead this original and refresher program hosted by Cazenovia Volunteer Ambulance Corps. starting Monday October 1 at 6PM the class will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm the class will conclude on March 28, 2019.  Register on-line or call 315 738 8351

Keynote Speaker: Steve Berry


  • Service With a Smile: Dealing with the Hostile Patient:
  • What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate
  • Finding Humor in the Crazy World of EMS:  Welcome to the Dark Side

We Are Sad To Announce…

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Midstate REMSCO member, Raymond Thielke.  Ray passed away earlier today,  Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the hospital. Ray has been a valued member of our team and will be sorely missed.
Please keep Ray’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
Information on service arrangements will be provided once they are finalized.


It’s a STROKE!! Who what when and where!   Pre-Hospital information and our ability to communicate those findings are the foundation that impacts the ever expanding stroke therapies, and eventual outcomes of our stroke patients.  Dr. Dorsett MD PhD Emergency Medicine Physician will discuss how communications and teamwork in stroke care changes outcomes in our stroke patient

Communicating and treating Autistic Patients

FALL FORUM – September 7, Vernon Downs

Dr. Timothy Dempsey will discuss assessment strategies, impairments and behaviors common to the spectrum of both pediatric and adult autistic patients.  He will review critical treatment approaches and diagnostic considerations. Dr. Dempsey will follow up with a question and answer session.

So Who’s REALLY on first?


FALL FORUM – September 7, Vernon Downs 

Steve Dzuria, former Emergency Medical Dispather  / 911 dispatcher will walk through the process of taking, coding and dispatching EMS calls.  From first call to back in service he will bring it all together and make sense out of emergency medical dispatching

Sign up on line or call 315 738 8351

Spanning the Generations of EMS

Fall Forum September 7, Vernon Downs                                                                – register on line or call 315 738 8351

Generational issues from both the Instructor’s and Students’ point of view

How the climate of the EMS classroom has changed over the last 30 years

What will the future bring?  Paramedic Instrucor Bob Paddock shares what he has seen and learned over the past 20+ years of teaching EMS.

Last Call and Location Change EMT Basic Original/Refresher Class

Last Call for this Faxton-St.Lukes EMS Education Basic EMT class.   This class was originally slated to be held at the Frankfort Fire Department but due to class size, has been moved to the Schuyler Fire Department.  The class will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings 1800-2100 (and a few Saturday mornings) starting next Monday, August 20th and completing January 17, 2019.  Register on-line or call 315 738 8351

Mental Health for EMS and Fire Service

Each day, firefighters and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers face various challenges and hazards associated with their work – they are often the first to respond to a traumatic event. That’s why it’s critical they have the skills they need to support themselves, the people they serve and their colleagues through a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aid for Fire/EMS focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives and the communities in which they serve. Mental Health First Aid for Fire/EMS is an 8-hour, groundbreaking course, which enables fire and EMS personnel to appropriately respond to mental health and addiction crises.

Fayetteville Fire & EMS, in conjunction with the NYS Office of Mental Health, will be hosting the Mental Health First Aid for Fire & EMS course on Sunday, September 16th & 23rd at the FFD (must attend both sessions). Class runs 1730-2130 both nights, is free of charge, and is open to all public safety personnel.

Date of Workshop for which you are registering:

Special Requirements:
Preferred name for Certificate of Completion:
Please return registration form to: Project AWARE
620 Madison St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
OR BY FAX TO: 315-426-6855
For questions and more information, please call: 315-426-6812