Cazenovia Ambulance Recognized

DSC_5672 CAVAC 40th

The Cazenovia Ambulance celebrated 40 years of service earlier this year, The Midstate EMS Region and Faxton St. Luke’s Program Agency recognized CAVAC at the Annual Recognition Program…… Thank You CAVAC for 40 years of dedicated quality EMS Service


It is with deep regret that the Schuyler Ambulance Company announces the death of Vice President Michael J. “Doc” Hickey on May 28, 2014. Mike was a 41 year member of Schuyler Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company, having served in many administrative and line capacities within the department. Additionally, Mike was an active participant in the tri-county Region having served as a charter member of the MidState Regional Emergency Medical Services Council for 17 years in addition to his many years spent educating new providers as a NYS CLI.

Calling hours for Mike will be on Sunday from 4-7 at Heintz Funeral Home on Herkimer Rd in North Utica and full honors funeral services will be held on Monday 6/2/2014. Please check frequently as more details will be posted when they become available. Those departments wishing to attend the services should contact Chief Donald Kane at 315-534-3227.

Midstate EMS Banquet

The Midstate EMS Region held it’s annual EMS recognition and appreciation banquet on Friday evening May 23, at Hart’s Hill Inn.  Awards were presented to several providers and agencies for “exrta ordinary care” in 2013.  In addition both Cazenovia and Kuyahoora Ambulances were recognized for 40 years of service.  Below are the 2013 Midstate EMS Region Awards Winners.

BLS Provider of the Year -Armin Racic EMT – Kunkel and COCVAC

EMS Youth Provider of the Year -Sean Krun EMT – Frankfort Ambulance

Harriet Weber Leadership -Bob Sturdevant – Madison County, Midstate REMSCO

ALS Provider John Walter – Prospect Ambulance

EMS Agency of the Year -Frankfort Fire Dept. Ambulance

Safety and Quality Award -Cazenovia Fire Dept.

EMS Educator of the Year -Leslie Myers AEMT-P, CIC

Communications Specialist -Ryan Ammann AEMT-P

EMS RN of Distinction -Stephanie Oldick R.N.

EMS Physician of Excellence -John Rubin D.O.

Commissioner of Health Award -W.J. Taylor AEMT-P, CIC

St. Elizabeth Trauma Award -MOVAC/Kunkel

Hart Award -Herkimer Co Emergency Services

EMS Banquet Update

The EMS Banquet is May 23, at Harts Hill, tickets are still available call or stop in either Resource (St. Luke’s ED) or the EMS Office.  $20 each or table of 8 for $140.  Each year we sell out and providers are disappointed, call today 

THE SPECTRUM: Spring 2014

2103 Award Nominations

The deadline for submission of Midstate EMS Award nominations is coming up.  Anyone interested in submitting nominations the link below will bring you to the application: 

Submission deadline is noon May 1,  — Banquet tickets are available at the EMS Office or Resource (St. Luke’s Emergency Dept.)

Boiler Maker Volunteer Sign Up

If you are interested in being a Volunteer at this years Boiler Maker please contact Bill at 315-738-8351. We will need to update your contact information. The Boiler Maker will be held on July 13, 2014.

2013 Awards Banquet

Final Poster

Rapid Recertification

You can now sign up for the Rapid Recert for the June 2014 testing for Critical Care or Paramedic levels only. The deadline for this testing will be April 21, 2014. You will need to send in or drop off DOH Form 4010 no later than April 21, 2014. If you plan on participating in the Rapid Recert will need to attend the 13 hour National Standard BLS updates and have DOH form 5064 filled out by the teaching CIC and bring this with you to the PSE. You will also need a copy of your NIMS 100 and 700 and HAZMAT Awareness or a Fire Fighter 1 Certificates. The PSE will be on June 14, 2014 and the written exam will be on June 19, 2014.

Online CME Dates


This program is for:

· EMT’s, CC’s and Paramedics

· Must be with an agency within the Midstate Region that is registered in the program with DOH BEMS

· The provider must also be registered in the CME program with state (DOH Form 4226 on file with the state)

The registration location and dates are as follows:

All registrations and end session dates will be at:

· Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corp (COCVAC)

· All Registrations and End Sessions will be begin promptly at noon on the follow dates:

#1: Registration: January 19 – Final Session: February 16

#2: Registration: February 23 – Final Session: March 23

#3: Registration: March 30 – Final Session: April 27

#4: Registration: April 16 (7pm This is the only night class) – Final Session: May 18

#5: Registration: May 11 – Final Session: June 15

#6: Registration: June 22 – Final Session: July 20

Please note that it is important that when you sign up for the program you are able to attend the end session associated with the registration date.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Leslie Myers at

315-264-9094 or