Herkimer County EMS Ebola Update

Herkimer County EMS Rescue and Emergency Service Agencies are invited to a brief informal “Ebola Update” Monday November 10, 7PM at Little Falls Hospital. 

Wednesday November 5

The Phone and internet service for the Midstate EMS Offices and Faxton St. Luke’s EMS will be interrupted tomorrow Wednesday Nov 5, as we move to our new offices.  Phones and internet are expected to be in service Thursday morning.


The Madison Fire Department will host this presentation at the fire house 7362 St Rt 20 on Tuesday December 2 at 7PM.  Bob MacKenzie AEMT-P, CIC will discuss and review the emergency services inter action care and transportation of the Amish community.  RSVP Erik Merrell by November 25 at (315) 723-2012 or ecmemt324@hotmail.com


The Madison Fire Department will host a EMS Situational Awareness Class on Sunday December 7th at the Firehouse in Madison.  EMS, Fire and Rescue providers are welcome the class will start at 1300 and is expected to end at 1700.  Register with Erik Merrell no later than December 1, 2014 at (315) 723-2012 or ecmemt324@hotmail.com


Ebola Update Oct 22, 2014 9AM

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:42 PM

Subject: WEBINAR: Ebola Preparedness for Emergency Medical Services – Wednesday, October 22– 3 – 4 pm EDT

Dear Colleague,

Please join the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal agency staff for a webinar focusing on EMS Ebola preparedness. Please share this invite widely.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT

ASPR and CDC staff will discuss the previously developed and distributed Detailed Emergency Medical Services Checklist for Ebola Preparedness, which highlights activities that EMS agencies and systems should consider to prepare for managing patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases. This checklist is intended to enhance collective preparedness and response by highlighting key areas for EMS agencies to review in preparation for a person under investigation (PUI) for Ebola. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure agencies are able to detect possible Ebola cases, protect employees, and respond appropriately.

Additionally, CDC collaborated with staff and representatives from the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) to develop Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Systems and 911 PSAPs. FICEMS staff will discuss this guidance, intended for use by managers to understand and explain to staff how to respond and stay safe and by individual providers to respond to suspected Ebola patients and to stay safe.

The purpose of this webinar is to further explain these documents and address any questions that you may have.  Staff from several FICEMS member agencies will field questions. FICEMS includes representatives from ASPR, CDC, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Health Affairs, the U.S. Fire Administration, an appointed State EMS Director and other agencies. 

Please note that we will ONLY be taking live questions via the webinar Q&A feature during this event. Due to the expected high volume of questions, we will not be able to address all questions during the call.

You can access this webinar via the following call-in and URL information:

Dial in numbers:



Toll Numbers

Toll Free Number





Restrictions may exist when accessing freephone/toll free numbers using a mobile telephone.

For Participants:
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PW9051596
Audience passcode: 1552858
Participants can join the event directly at:

**The Department of Health and Human Services is making every attempt to ensure that an adequate number of conference lines are available.  Additional information on accessing this webinar may be forthcoming at http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/ems-call.aspx.

Please note: A recording and transcript will be made available and placed on http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/ems-call.aspx.

**In an effort to maximize availability of call-in lines, please consider joining this webinar with multiple colleagues on one computer.


Division of Health System Policy


Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building

200 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024



EMS Ebola Update

Information related to EMS response to Ebola is changing constantly this link will provide EMS Providers with the latest Ebola information.  It is imperative that providers protect themselves from this virus while treating any  potential Ebola patient

 signs and symptoms 

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)




All Midstate Hospitals have plans to handle these patients it is critical that we give the hospitals a early notification and prepare to follow receiving hospital instructions (alternate entrance, etc.)


EMS Guidelines from the CDC have been mailed to all Midstate Agencies, if they are not posted ask your EMS Director. 


Original and Re-Certification EMT class starting December 1, course will test May 21 and will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings 630-10PM.  This course will include college breaks.  Register on line at midstateems.org or call Bill at 738-8351

Identification of Stroke in the Field: Nov 12,2014





14 Foery Drive Utica NY

After years of leasing office and classroom space, the EMS Programs of Faxton St. Luke’s and the Midstate Regional ems Offices finally have a home. Our “new” location offers 2 large classrooms a conference room storage and lab space. A 60 car parking lot will eliminate the problems we have faced at the Burrstone Road location.

The Faxton St. Luke’s Course Sponsorship, The EMS Program Agency and the Midstate REMSCO will move in on Wednesday and Thursday Nov 5 and 6, during the move we will have limited phone and email service, any urgent messages should be to Resource (624-6287) they will forward to the appropriate person.

Email address, Phone and fax numbers will remain unchanged all Regional meetings and DOH certification exams will take place at Foery Drive after November 10, 2014.

Our new mailing address:

Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Midstate EMS Region

14 Foery Drive 14 Foery Drive

Utica NY 13501 Utica NY 13501

Directions to EMS, 14 Foery Drive, Utica, NY

From 2377 Genesee St. (corner of Genesee and Beverly Place), Utica:
travel east onto Beverly Place, bear right onto Fairview Drive, and continue right (dead end) onto Foery Drive.  Arrive at brick building.