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

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield pledged…


Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield on Thursady pledged $120,000 grant to the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute to purchase and distribute lifesaving cardiac care equipment for municipal and volunteer ambulance companies. The equipment will help speed up the diagnosis and treatments of individuals experiencing heart attack symptoms. The funding from EBCBS will place 37, 12-lead ECG modems and software in ambulances across Herkimer-Madison and Oneida Counties.…   [continue reading here]

See also: Press Conference Overview

Anthony Pagliaro Benefit May 24th 2014

Download high res PDF poster here


Summer EMT Program

Faxton St. Luke's is happy to announce our 2014 Summer EMT Program. This year the Basic EMT Original and Refresher class will take place Mon Tues Wed and Thurs evenings, from 6-9 PM.  Kunkel Ambulance in Utica will host the Program.  For more information or to sign up visit or call Bill at 315 738-8351.  

County EMS Meetings

Madison County – March 19, 2014, County Office Building Wampsville 630PM

Herkimer County – March 20, 2014, Herkimer Co 911, 630PM

Oneida County – April 15, 2014, Central Oneida County Ambulance 6PM