Free CME Opportunities Available From the Comfort of Your Living Room!

The NYS DOH BEMSAT are offering free 1 hour webinars on the Vital Signs Academy. Throughout the month of May they will offer three webinars a week. These webinars run from 6-7pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Following the completion of each webinar a survey will pop up with a small handful of questions. Complete and submit this survey and you will receive a certificate for 1 hour CME via email 2-3 weeks later. You may Sign up by clicking on the Vital Signs Academy link at the top of this page. Once you are there, click on “calendar” to see the nightly topics. All topics of April’s webinars were Click on the topic to see the full title and how to sign up!

Next week’s topics are:

  • 5/5 Pediatric and Geri Trauma with Anthony Caligurie
  • 5/6 When Your Patient Reacts – The Breaking Point with Chris Ebright
  • 5/7 Crashing Asthma with Daniel Batsie

Say Cheese! 📸

2020 is obviously going to be the year that we all start to do things a little differently! Due to the pandemic that has changed the world forever, many things we all look forward to have been cancelled, or at the least, indefinitely postponed. This includes EMS Week 2020. Unfortunately we will not be able to hold our annual EMS Banquet and Awards Presentation next month. But we can’t let current events stop us from celebrating who we are and what we do! We are asking for all crews, shifts, agencies, departments or organizations who do EMS to sent us some pictures! We want to see, and be able to share, pictures of your smiling faces, shiny rigs, spiffy rescues, and your comfy quarters!

Please email us your pictures (preferably in .jpeg format,) on or before May 13th. You can send all submissions to We will be posting collages of the submissions throughout EMS Week, May 17th-23rd!

Outdoor Respiratory Tents

As of today, St Elizabeth’s has stopped using their outdoor respiratory tent due to a decrease in need. The tent will remaining standing for now, in case a need returns. The St Luke’s tent remains open as it has been.


Midstate COVID Update Vol. 9 (Please see BOTH Pages!)

Cardiac Arrest Standard of Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic for EMS Providers.

Change with RESOURCE 4/18/2020 0700-1830 hrs

Please be advised that due to reasons beyond our control, the RESOURCE line will not be manned by an operator tomorrow, SATURDAY, April 18th from 0700-1830 hrs. Please continue to utilize the RESOURCE phone number during this time. There will be an automated system in place during that time frame that will allow for providers to press a specific number to be patched through to a specific hospital to give report. Please do not call the receiving hospital directly if at all possible. Any issues or problems, please notify Vinny, Dan or Melissa ASAP.

The NYS DOH BEMSAT Invites Everyone to Participate in the Weekly Web Call

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems invites EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Providers for a direct conversation with the leadership of the Bureau regarding the current EMS system and our operational concerns.  Please encourage all interested EMS agency leaders and EMS providers to complete the online form to express interest in receiving an invitation to the meeting:

Any questions are still submitted through the current survey:

Midstate COVID Update Vol 8
(Link to Direct you to the Reinstatement Application)

EMS Memorial Postponed

Due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19, the annual EMS Memorial presentation scheduled to be held May 19th, 2020 in Albany has been postponed at this time. The Memorial will be rescheduled for a later date.