Vital Signs Academy 7/19

Midstate EMS Director

As many of you may know, Program Agency Director Melissa Lockwood has left Midstate EMS for a position with the New York State DOH Bureau of EMS. We wish her the best of luck with her new position. Today, Matthew Yelton has accepted the new role as Program Agency Director for the region. Matt has worked in EMS for over ten years both on the ground and in the air and has been a dedicated provider to the Midstate Region. We would like to welcome him aboard and are excited to see what his vast experience has to offer. Matt will be transitioning from his current position at Mercy Flight Central to Midstate EMS over the next few weeks, and expect him to begin in early August.

CPR Instructor Class 8/1/2021

If you are interested in becoming an American Heart Association CPR Instructor, we are holding an Instructor Training Program on Sunday August 1st at 9:00 AM.  The cost of the program is $150.00.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Tony Salce at to register or receive additional information.

Vital Signs Academy 7/12

Free CME Opportunity for all Levels

The Monroe- Livingston REMAC is conducting a regional case review session on Monday, July 19th, 2021. This may be used for non-core CME credit. You must sign up to gain CME hours. Please use the link below to sign up.


It’s that time of year again. Although later than usual, Midstate EMS has begun planning the 2021 Boilermaker. This year the race will be held on October 10th. If you or your Fire Department/ Ambulance Corps. are willing to partake in EMS for the event. Please contact Vincent Ouimette or Matt Yelton. We will be reaching out to the local departments for UTV’s/ ATV’s for the event.

Midstate EMS Changes

There are some changes at Midstate EMS this week. We are saying goodbye to Melissa Lockwood. She is leaving us for a job at the NYS DOH Bureau of EMS. The Midstate REMSCO will be announcing a new Program Agency Director very soon!

This week, we also welcomed Vinnie Ouimette as the new EMS Clinical Coordinator. Vinnie comes to us as a Paramedic and CPR Instructor currently working on his CLI. Vinnie can be reached via email at

You can continue to contact the Midstate office at (315) 738-8351 with any of your questions and someone will happily assist you!

Midstate June Newsletter

  • As COVID cases decline, many COVID rules remain in place, especially pertaining to the hospitals.  Please remember the following:
    • All prehospital providers and adult patients must be masked upon entry to the hospital (no matter what your vaccination status is.)
    • All nebulized meds must be discontinued prior to entry to the ED
    • If you have any questions or concerns about either of these issues, speak to med control prior to arrival on the topic, not after you enter the ED.
  • The June Semester for ALS CMEs comes to an end on 6/31/2021. Please remember that there are no extensions or reductions to this year’s CMEs. 
    • Total Yearly Hours:
      • EMT: 10                   (5 due by 6/31/21)
      • Critical Care: 20      (10 due by 6/31/2021)          50% can be BLS
      • Paramedic: 24         (12 due by 6/31/2021)
  • If you are an agency who is still using paper PCR’s and wants to utilize, or continue to utilize, the CME Recertification Program after 1/1/2022, you only have until the end of the year to start documenting electronically.  ALL BLSFRs, ALSFRs and transporting ambulances must document using an ePCR platform prior to 1/1/2022 to use the CME Recertification Program. The DOH currently has a FREE ePCR platform available form interested agencies. Please contact the Midstate office for more information.
  • Lastly, all agencies who engage in EMS first response should review NYS DOH EMS Policy 09-07 and follow the best practices listed within.  

June REMAC Meeting

The Midstate REMAC will meet will meet tonight, Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm. The link to register to join the virtual meeting can be found below.

Vital Signs Academy for the Week of 6/7