5th Annual Fall Teaching Day 2014

Fall EMS Teaching Day has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Crouse Hospital.  Please see announcement and agenda.  This is a free collaborative learning/CME event sponsored by Crouse Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and CNYEMS.

To register, contact Shirley Procopio (315-470-7308 or email shirleyprocopio@crouse.org no later than 9-26-14.


EMS Equipment in Emergency Departments

Agencies are requested to please pick up backboards, straps, etc. at all Midstate Hospitals.  Thanks, Faxton St. Luke’s, Oneida Healthcare, Rome Memorial, Community Memorial, Little Falls and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Madison County EMS Meeting

The September 24, Madison County EMS Meeting will be held at Oneida Healthcare at 6:30 PM.

The NYS Intelligence Liaison Officer (ILO) Program for Fire/EMS Responders

Class Details:

· Date: September 17, 2014

· Time: 1900 hrs

· Location Name/Address: Midstate EMS 1705 Burrstone Road , New Hartford


Overview: This is a new class developed by the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and delivered by local Intelligence Liaison Officers (ILOs). The purpose of the class is to make Fire/EMS responders better aware of suspicious activities (potentially related to terrorism and other criminal behavior) and the proper way to report these observations to the New York State Terrorism Tips Line.

· New York State has approximately 100,000 Fire and EMS responders who respond to over 2 million calls per year. Increasing your situational awareness will increase your crew’s personal safety and may prevent the next terrorist attack. Homeland security begins with hometown security!

Content: Topics to be discussed include:

· Terrorism Threat Overview and the Terrorist Attack Cycle

· The 8 Signs and 16 Behavioral Indicators of Terrorism

· An Overview of the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC)

· Hazardous Material, Explosive, and Clandestine Labs, and Threats to Responders

· How to Properly Report Suspicious Activity to the Terrorism Tips Line (and other appropriate authorities)

*Terrorism awareness visor cards and stickers for your department will be distributed at the end of class.


Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this class.

RSVP: To RSVP for this course, please contact: Midstate EMS website or call the OC Fire Coordinator’s office at 765-2527 by September 15, 2014.


Basic EMT Classes


WATERVILLE 9/3/14-3/19/15

Erik Merrill will instruct a Basic Original and Refresher starting Sept 3, the class will run Monday, Wednesday and occasionally on Thursday evenings from 6:30PM to 10:30. The class certification exam is March 19, 2015.

CLARK MILLS 9/8/14-3/19/15

Central Oneida County Ambulance will host a Basic Original and Refresher class with CIC Adam Shaver instructing. The class will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings 7PM to 10PM and occasional Saturdays 9AM starting September 8 the certification exam is March 19, 2015.


CIC Richard Bishop will instruct this daytime Basic Original and Refresher class at HCCC beginning it will begin 8AM Tuesday and Thursdays and finish at 1 PM there will be some Saturday sessions as well. This class will end December 18, 2104.

NEWPORT FIRE STATION 10/7/14-3/19/15

Starting October 7, at 6:30PM Jack Hasse CIC will begin a Basic Original and Refresher class this Tuesday Thursday and occasional Saturday course will complete on March 19, 2015

Basic–Critical Care–Paramedic CORE CME ON-LINE

Midstate EMS Providers can complete “Core” material on-line. Participants must belong to a state approved CME Organization and must attend two required sessions Sunday August 17,  and Sunday Sept 21 both are conducted at Noon at Central Oneida County Ambulance.  Access to the internet is required for this program.  Sign up On-line or call Bill at 738-8351 

EMS Training Opportunity

“Insights in Pre-Hospital Care of Amish” 
Instructor CIC Bob Mackenzie

Thursday August 7, 2104  1900

Lake Delta Fire Station

Non Core CME Hours available

Morrisville Original and Refresher Basic EMT Class

Madison County Search and Rescue will be presenting a Basic EMT Original and Refresher class starting August 25, the Mon and Thursday evening classes will start at 7PM and finish at 10:30, The class will test on Thursday January 15, 2015 to register or for additional information contact Bob Sturdevant at 363-6518


Basic EMT Class registration is now on-line.  Fall classes are planned for Herkimer County Community College (daytime), EMS Training Center, New Hartford, Newport and Waterville.  Class registration and additional information, days times etc are avaible under the class tab on the web site, or call Bill at 315 738-8351.

Rapid Recert

You can now sign up for the Rapid Recert for the November 2014 testing for Critical Care or Paramedic levels only. The deadline for this testing will be September 15, 2014. You will need to send in or drop off DOH Form 4010 no later than September 15, 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 (200 for Paramedic) and 700 and HAZMAT Awareness or a Fire Fighter 1 Certificates. The PSE will be on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00AM and the written exam will be on November 20, 2014, 6:30PM.

Click the “Classes” tab at the top of the screen or call Bill at 315-738-8351.