Faxton St. Luke’s Instructor Adam Shaver will start a Basic Emeregency Medical Technician Original Class at teh Woodgate Fire Station starting on Monday August 13 the class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 PM this class will complete on January 17, 2019 register on line or call 315 738 8351

Certified First Responder Class

The Erieville Fire Department will host a Faxton St. Luke’s sponsored New York State Certified First Responder Class starting on September 6 the class will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6PM-10 PM,  This program will finish with the certification exam on Thursday November 15, 2018,  Register on line at midstateems.org or call 315 738 8351.

Boilermaker Sunday Road Closures

Please remember that this Sunday is the 41st Annual Boilermaker Road Race. Roads in and around the race route will be closed starting at 5:30am and will reopen to traffic starting around noon.  There will be no traffic, including emergency vehicles not assigned specifically to the road race, allowed past the barriers during this closure.

Boilermaker Sunday Hospital Entrance Closure

The 2018 Boilermaker Road Race will be held this Sunday, July 8th.

You must use an alternate route to enter St. Luke’s during the hours of 5:30am and 12:00pm (noon).  THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO ACCESS VIA CHAMPLIN AVE DURING THESE TIMES. You must access the campus from the east (New York Mills) via the Burrstone Road entrance.

Be Ready the heat is about to go on!!

With hot and humid weather in our forecast, provider will begin to see more heat related emergencies.                    The most commonly seen heat emergency is HEAT(muscle) CRAMPS.  The is no major changes in body temperature.  Common signs/symptoms are muscle cramping in arms, legs or abdomen.  Rest, cooling and fluid is the best treatment.                                                                                                                                                                                The second is HEAT EXHAUSTION, this is where the is not enough internal body fluid to cool and meet the bodies need.  Overexertion/exercise in combination to high heat results in the loss of 1-2 liters of body fluid thru the skin.  Body temperature may rise to 101 degrees.  Wet skin, rapid breathing, weak & rapid pulse, headache, anxiety and impaired judgement are common signs/symptoms.  Cooling the body and replacement of body fluid (either by mouth or by IV ‘s) are essential.                                                                                                                                                      The third and most serious is HEAT STROKE where the normal cooling mechanism in the body is not working.  The body temperature will rise to 105 degrees or higher.  Signs/symptoms most commonly seen include dry or mild perspiration, rapid full pulse, confusion and possible seizures.  This is a true emergency and treatment includes IV fluid replacement and medical evaluation.

Common treatment guidelines include the use of water for fluid replacement as long as the person can swallow or IV fluid replacement for confused or unconscious patients.  ICE should never be used to cool a person off!  Application of room temperature water to the skin, removal of the person to a shady or cool are is the best way to gradually cool a heat exposure person.


Boilermaker EMS Registration Forms

**2018 Boilermaker EMS Volunteers ** The Registration Forms Are Here!**

Below are the links to the registration forms for the

Please choose the form that applies to you and/or your agency.




Please fill the appropriate form as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so already!

If you have any questions, contact Melissa at melissa@midstateems.org

Boilermaker Agency & Volunteer Meetings

The 2018 Boilermaker Agency Meeting will be held Thursday, June 28th at 3:30 pm.

The 2018 Volunteer Meetings will be held Thursday, June 28th at 10 am, 1 pm and 6:30 pm.

All meetings will be held at the Midstate Training Center located at 14 Foery Drive in Utica.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are once again needed for this year’s Boilermaker!  

We can use all levels of EMS providers, LPNs, RNs, MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs or anyone else who wants to help out.  Volunteers are needed along the course as well as at the 2 med tents!  If you are interested in joining us that day, please email Melissa Lockwood at melissa@midstateems.org.

The volunteer meetings will be held on Thursday, June 28th at 10am, 1pm, and 6:30pm at the Midstate Training Center.

First Responder Training on Field Response to Suspected Synthetic Opioid Threats

Date:   Monday – July 16, 2018              Time:   18:30 – 20:30  

Maynard Fire Department Sta. #1 9500 Maynard Drive Marcy, NY 13403

Course Objectives

Provide first responder partners with critical information to evaluate, triage, and safely decontaminate equipment and personnel in contact with unknown substances suspected of containing synthetic opioids.

Course Trainer

Alan Antenucci, All Hazards Training Coordinator from the Biodefense and Chemical Terrorism Laboratories of the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center.

Course Outline

Overview of natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic opioids.

Overview of the synthetic opioid family.

Field Response-

Risks associated with opioid threats

Response planning

Scene assessment

Victim triage

Victim, responder an equipment decontamination

All students must pre-register to japearl18@gmail.com – so we can have a head count.  Any EMS providers will also be able to get two hours CMEs.  See attached flyer.  Thank you.

Midstate EMS Fall Forum

Friday, September 7th at Vernon Downs

An all day conference focusing on EMS and Communications.  The keynote speaker will be Steve Berry of “I’m to an ambulance driver!” fame.

Non-core CME hours will be available for all presentations.