Boilermaker Medical Volunteer Meetings Now Scheduled

Due to the 4th of July Holiday we will be holding 2 dates for Medical Volunteers this year. They will be held the following dates and times;

*Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 10am, 1pm, and 6:30pm

*Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 10am, 1pm, and 6:30pm


The Agency meeting will be held

*Thursday, July 5, 2012 @ 6:00pm

location EMS Training Center (Rm # TBA)


  Help is needed at the EMS stations during the Boilermaker to be held Sunday, July 8, 2012. The Boilermaker begins with the wheelchair race at 7:45am. Assistance is needed before, during and following the race at the start and finish lines, as well as throughout the course. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Christine Buda today!

If you have questions or concerns please contact Christine at 315-624-4533.

Thank you! 

Up Coming County Meetings

The next Madison County EMS meeting will be June 20th 19:00 at the Canastota FD

The next Herkimer County EMS meeting will be June 21st 19:00 at the HC 911 Center

Please send a representative from your department

Memorial Day

The Midstate EMS Office and the  Faxton St Luke's training center will be closed Monday May 28th in observation of the Memorial Day Holiday. Have a safe weekend.

Mandated Reporter Training

Date:  Monday, June 11, 2012

Time: 7:00 -9:00 pm

Location: Durhamville Fire Dept


Presenter: Janice M. Severson

Project Coordinator   

Research Foundation of SUNY

Center for Development of Human Services

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This class will open to anyone who deals with, or has contact with, children and is open to anyone in the community who deals with children:

 Coaches, Babysitters, Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Camp Counselors, etc

 This is an abbreviated version of the 4 hr certification course.

(It does NOT replace the 4 hour certification course mandated by certain agencies).

The lecture will discuss the role of the mandated reporter, who actually is a mandated reporter, and cover the reporting process from start to finish, including specifically how to complete the mandated reporter forms, make the call into the reporting line, and the process once the hotline receives the call.


Pre-registration is required.


Participants can pre-register by email at or by phone at 607-725-4850.


[2 BLS CME Hours will be credited for this training]


2011 Award Winners

Oneida, Herkimer and Madison County Emergency Medical Services gathered Friday evening May 18 at Vernon Downs Hotel and Casino to celebrate National EMS week and recognize local providers and agencies. Butch Hoffmann Regional Council Chair and John DeTraglia MD Chairman of the Regional Medical Council presented the following awards:

Basic Emergency Medical Technician of the Year

EMT Edward Chamberlain New York Mills Fire Department

EMT Andrew Branting Kunkel and Central Oneida County Ambulance

Advanced Life Support Provider

Paramedic Adam Kinsey Frankfort Fire Department

Paramedic Anthony Pagliaro, Kunkel Ambulance, Schuyler Fire and Mohawk Ambulance

EMS Agency of the Year.

Prospect Volunteer Ambulance

Youth Provider of the Year.

EMT Nicholas Fletcher, Sherrill Fire and Edwards Ambulance

Leadership Award

AEMT-CC Peter Giesse Western Volunteer Fire Dept and AmCare Ambulance

EMS Education of Excellence.

Paramedic Thomas Howard Jr. AmCare Ambulance and Western Volunteer Fire Dept

Paramedic CIC Robert Bartholomay Taberg Fire and Rural Metro Medical Services

EMS Communications Specialist of the Year.

Paramedic Steve Ingersoll, Oneida County 911, New Hartford Fire Dept

Registered Nurse of Excellence.

Pauline Murray RN Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare

Physician of Excellence.

Asfur Kahn M.D.

Special EMS Recognition.

Steven Brown, DM FACHE, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare

Midstate Deb Hart Award

Susan Cooper, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Midstate Regional Emergency Medical Center

St. Elizabeth Trauma Service Award

Madison Ambulance

rescheduled in service



DATE:           WEDNESDAY,

June 13, 2012


TIME:              5:00 P.M.


PLACE:           Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown

                       Bassett Hall Auditorium

Please note Change in Location



PROGRAM:    Robert Lancey, MD

Cardiac Surgeon, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown



Ken Livingston

EKR Therapeutics

“Hypertensive Emergencies”


Dinner will be provided by EKR Therapeutics.


Please RSVP by June 6, 2012 – 798-8127


Water Safety Class

"Didja ever wanna learn about water rescue ? How about from a water expert, say an OTTER? That’s right, the award-winning water rescue team the Oriskany Tactical Technical Emergency Rescue Swimmers will be our guest instructors for our EMS Week class of the FSLHC Pediatric Kids Care lecture series! Meet us in the Bennett Street Lobby of the Faxton campus at 6pm on Wednesday, May 23rd, and Bring Your Swimsuit! We will be learning safety measures regarding swift water rescue as well as using the rehab center’s pool for demos that combine EMS training AND American Red Cross Lifeguard techniques for emergency pool extrication and lifesaving skills.  It’s going to be…..wait for it….a HUGE SPLASH! Register at and we’ll see you there, Wednesday night, May 23rd from 6-9 pm. 3 BLS non-core CME hours will be awarded to all EMS participants."

Grand Rounds Canceled

Grand Rounds,Sports Injuries and Pre-Hospital Care, Scheduled for May 2, at Community Memorial Hospital has been canceled. Rescheduled date will be posted.

Medication Alert

Morphine Sulfate Injection USP, 4 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject by Hospira, Inc: Recall – May Contain More Than Intended Fill Volume


AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Pain Management

ISSUE: Customer report of two Carpujects syringes containing more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed. Those consequences can include respiratory depression (slowed breathing or suspension of breathing), and low blood pressure.

BACKGROUND: The affected product is a prefilled glass cartridge for use with the Carpuject Syringe system. The affected lot number is 10830LL, with an expiration date of April 1, 2013. Morphine Sulfate Carpujects 4 mg/mL are packaged in Slim-Pak tamper detection packages with each box containing 10 Carpujects (NDC 0409-1258-30). 

The affected lot was distributed in January 2012. It was initially distributed to wholesalers and a limited number of hospitals in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. 

RECOMMENDATION: Anyone with an existing inventory of affected product should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately and call Stericycle at 1-888-912-7088 to arrange for the return of the product.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

Additional Trauma Day Information