Madison County EMS

The Madison County EMS Agencies will meet on Wednesday December 17 at 6:30 PM Bridgeport Fire Station

Herkimer County EMS

The Herkimer County EMS Agencies will meet Thursday December 18 at the Herkimer County 911 Center at 6:30PM

Oneida Co EMS Meeting

The Oneida County EMS Agencies will meet Tuesday December 16 at 6PM EMS Offices 14 Foery Drive Utica NY

Updated Protocol Apps

The updated Midstate, CNY, North Country Protocols are now available.  You will be asked to update when you go to the current app.  Midstate AEMT providers and AEMT Agencies will continue to intubate adult patients as approved at the Midstate REMAC at the October meeting

Updated Ebola Information

Updated CDC guidance dated 12/2/14 intended to clarify minimum PPE levels for EMS and other first responders/public safety personnel.From the NYS Department of Health Bureau of EMS

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html

AEMT Class

Jefferson County Community College, Watertown is offering a AEMT class starting on March 3 testing in July of 2105.  The course will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30-9PM with some Saturday sessions.  Additional Information 315 786 2244

Thankful for What?

Well that all depends on which side of the provider/ patient relationship you have found yourself this past year.  For the almost 40,000 patients, their families, and friends the answer is the system. How fortunate they were that dialing three digits would bring them a small army of trained professional EMS providers in a matter of minutes. The public doesn’t often think about us until they are having a really bad day.  Yet, as  unsung heroes, we stay ready to provide a service that our healthcare partners charge a lot more for.

For those of us on this side of the relationship we need to be thankful for our calling. How many other professionals take their responsibilities as seriously as EMS people? How many other professionals put as much time, effort, and training for little or no pay?  Being in EMS is a calling and we need to be thankful for having the ability to answer this calling.

On behalf of Midstate Program Agency have a great Thanksgiving day with your friends and family. If you’re on the schedule that day then be thankful for the sacrifice, love, and support of those friends and family.

Stay safe and God Bless.

THANKFUL FOR WHAT ?

Well that all depends on which side of the provider / patient relationship you have found yourself this past year.  For the almost 40,000 patients, their families, and friends the answer is the system.  How fortunate they were that dialing three digits would bring them a small army of trained professional EMS providers in a matter of minutes. The public doesn’t often think about us,  until they are having a very bad day!  Yet as unsung hero’s, we stay ready to provide a service our healthcare partners can not provide.

For those of us on this side of the relationship we need to be thankful for our calling. How many professionals take their responsibilities as seriously as EMS providers?  How many other professionals put as much time, effort, and training for little or no pay?  Being in EMS is a calling and we need to be thankful for having the ability to meet this challenge.

On behalf of the Midstate Program Agency, and EMS Education Dept. have a great Thanksgiving day with your family and friends.  If your working the day then be thankful for your family and friends that support you.

Stay safe and God Bless

EMT Original and Refresher Course

The Woodgate Fire Department is hosting a Basic Original and Refresher Emergency Medical Technician Class starting January 5, 2015 the class will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings 6-10PM.  Some Saturday sessions are planned.  Dave Berkstresser is the Instructor and the State Certification exam is scheduled for Thursday May 21, 2015.  Register on-line or call 315 738-8351.

Biological Terrorism Training

This course will introduce emergency services personnel to the CDC threat classification system and the potential biological agents that may be employed during a terrorist incident. This course discusses the historical usage of bio-agents, provides a biological agent overview, and provides information on CDC recommended PPE, routes of transmission, incubation periods, signs and symptoms, treatment, potential production equipment, and recognizing and responding to a potential Incident suggestions. While terrorism related, the core fundamentals discussed during the class are the same for a naturally occurring outbreak.

Designed for All Emergency Responders (an EMS background is beneficial but not required) Course length 4 hours

Homeland Security Training Center in Oriskany.

Date: November 20, 2014

Time: 6:30pm

Instructor: David Sayles