Regional ALS CME’s Reminder

Please remember, the Midstate REMAC suspended the submission requirements for the first semester of 2020 that ends 6/30/2020. All didactic hours and skills verifications will be due on or before 12/31/2020. This allows for additional time to acquire CME hours and skill verifications during COVID. CME managers must remember to update all ALS providers in the Midstate system nonetheless. This will allow the system to stay current. Any questions, please feel free to contact the Midstate office.

Midstate June Update

FREE Online CME Opportunities from NYS DOH BEMSAT

NYS DOH Requesting Assistance With Nursing Home COVID Testing



For Immediate Distribution to all EMS Agencies

The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is seeking assistance in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find the details for a statewide mobilization request to conduct COVID testing of nursing home residents in all regions of NYS. This effort will be coordinated through the Department of Health and the Regional Program Agencies throughout the state. All testing supplies and equipment will be provided by NYS along with required PPE to conduct testing. 

Agencies responding to this request will be individually contacted by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to coordinate the deployment. Responses are requested by 8am on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

Request Number:52520A
Resource Requested:EMT & Paramedics for COVID Testing in Nursing Homes. The request is for certified EMS personnel. Ambulances or first response vehicles are only needed for transportation of personnel and equipment to and from assigned sites. Patient transportation is not anticipated. 
Number Requested:No Limit
Deployment Location:All regions of NYS
Deployment Period:May 27, 2020 – June 7, 2020
Operational Periods:12 hours/day
State Funding:Funding Authorized· BLS Crew (Two (2) NYS DOH certified EMT’s): $140/hr· ALS Crew (One (1) NYS DOH certified EMT and one (1) NYS DOH certified EMT-Critical Care or Paramedic): $165/hr
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From Herkimer & Oneida County for EMS Week!

Nominations Requested

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon seeking nominations of EMS employees in honor of EMS week.

As we continue to battle the ongoing public health crisis, the Assemblywoman would like to honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our communities. Therefore, she is inviting EMS agencies to nominate two individuals who have gone above and beyond to protect the Mohawk Valley. 

All entries must include the nominee’s name, place of work and a brief sentence on why he or she has been nominated. Submissions must be submitted via email to by May 23, 2020. 

Each nominee will receive an award and public recognition by the Assemblywoman.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at or

RESOURCE Change for Saturday, May, 16th

Please be advised that due to reasons beyond our control, the RESOURCE line will not be manned by an operator SUNDAY, May 17th 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.

Happy Nurses Week!

Thank you to all nurses, for all that you do!!

REMSCO Meeting

Anyone who would like to join the Midstate REMSCO meeting tonight, you can access the Webex meeting by the following: the meeting number is “794 497 530” and the password is “remsco” (736726 from phones and video systems)

First Responder COVID-19 Testing