Infectious disease and the role of EMS

Please join us on January 31, 2019 at 19:00 hrs. for a 1 hour CME on Infectious disease and the role of EMS in Containment.  Our presenters will be Katie Mungari and Kari Shannahan from the Madison County Health Department.   Katie has an MBA in Health Care administration and is the Director of Community Health at the MCDOH.  Kari is a disease specialist at the MCDOH.

Madison County Emergency Management is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Sunday Basic Class Cancelled

The Sunday Basic class (Melissa Lockwood, CIC), that is held at the Midstate Training Center, has been cancelled for this Sunday, January 20, 2019. Class will resume the following Sunday, January 27th at 8:30 am.

Advanced Life Support refresher – Last Call

American Heart Association Advanced Life Support re-certification class. Tuesday January 8, 2019 14 Foery Drive Utica. register on line or call 315 738 8351

$10 registration fee payable at door

FAST-ED Stroke Assessment

Dr. Reddy, explains and demonstrates the use of FAST-ED stroke assessment. The use of FAST-ED stroke assessment allows EMS Providers to accurately communicate findings that will assist the Emergency Department to prepare for and respond at the appropriate level for the arrival of the suspected stroke patient.

Another Year in the books!

Well, here we are again about to say goodbye to another year in the Midstate Region.

That puts nearly 40,000 calls “book” according to Resource,

This always seems like a good time to reflect on how things went, the good, the bad and of course the ugly (Clint DeTraglia Eastwood 1968) Probably safe to say we all shared in each of these.

Fortunately, change is inevitable. Some for the better, some well, maybe not so much!

One change that is interesting is the diffeence in the younger EMS population, You don’t learn the same way we did, you don’t view life the same as we did. Even your appearance is different, Hell, tattoos were something the old guy who drove the ambulance on Wednesday nights had which he aquired in the armed service.

Even with these differences the important things have NOT changed


Having the priviledge of representing Midstate while attending Regional and State meetings we always come back feeling proud and pretty darn good about Midstate Folks.

So, as we sit around pondering the events of 2018 pat yourselves on the back for the GOOD, consider how to “rethink” the BAD and UGLY.

On behalf of the Midstate REMSCO/REMAC and the Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Program have a great holiday season

Stay well, keep safe and God bless

On-Line Recertification

Next online session 

Start dates for EMT, CC and P: Jan 23 at 0900 and Jan 25 at noon

End sessions: Feb 27 at 0900 and March 01 at noon 

Please register for one of these classes if your certification expires March April or May of 2019 The first online session in 2019 will be scheduled for the end of March and the full schedule of online classes will be posted after the new year.

Madison County Emergency Management’s Zoom Meeting December 19, 2018

The topic for this month’s Zoom is PTSD in EMS – Awareness, recognition and action.  It will be presented by Shawna O’Brien, Senior Staff Social Worker, from the Madison County Mental Health Department.  The presentation will start at 19:00 hrs. on December 19, 2018.

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December Newsletter

Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Program Agency Midstate REMSCO


As the year ends and we begin 2019 this is a good time to check your expiration dates.  Every week we get calls from Agencies and Providers that are about to expire or have expired certifications asking what can be done?  Agency Directors check your ALSFR and Ambulance certificates, is it due soon?  Agency CME Officers check your member files, do you have current CPR and Certifications for all your providers?

NYS Critical Care to Paramedic Bridge

Nothing new to report on this, awaiting notification from Bureau of EMS, registration is expected in Jan with the program to kick off in February.

Advanced Standing (CC to Paramedic) Class

We are pleased to announce a return of the popular Critical Care to Paramedic class.  Joe Taylor and Tony Salce will start this on June 6 at the EMS Training Center on Mondays and Thursday evenings.  This program is scheduled to complete in March.  Registration is now open on-line.

2nd Semester Requirements

We are completing the 2nd semester of 2018 Providers are reminded to complete the Midstate regional   skills and continuing education requirements. Agency CME managers are reminded to update your Agencies on-line primary members

EMSCharts Agencies

emsCharts is working with the Bureau of EMS to work out a few “bugs” in the translon from NEMSI II to NEMIS III. This is expected to wrap up in the next few weeks and these agencies will move to the NEMSIS III platform.

December EMS Events 

AHA Healthcare Provider CPR        Dec 3 and 17       6PM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

AHA PALS Refresher                          Dec 4                     8AM                       EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

AHA ACLS Original                             Dec 11 and 12     8AM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

Practical Skills Evaluator                   Dec 13                  6PM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

Midstate REMAC                                Dec 18                   7PM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica


CC / Paramedic Classroom CME LAST CALL

Critical Care / Paramedic CME Classroom (not on-line) starting Monday December 3 at AmCare Ambulance, in Rome.  The class will meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 630PM. The program will conclude on February 7. Register on line or call 315 738 8351

REMSCO Meeting Cancelled

Tonights Midstate REMSCO meeting has been cancelled