COVID Guidance for the Fire Service (ALSFR/BLSFR)

Midstate COVID Update Vol 7

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AHA Expiration Date Extended

Health Advisory for Nursing Homes and EMS Personnel

Please see the guidance to nursing homes and adult care facilities linked below.

Temperature checks are required for their administration, staff, visitors and EMS personnel. Anyone entering the nursing home or adult care facility is subject to COVID 19 screening as outlined in the guidance document linked below.

Please share with local and regional EMS as this guidance affects them when dropping off or picking up a patient at one of these facilities.

Compliance with this directive is not optional. It is required.

These facilities contain our most at risk population and we all, including but not limited to EMS, need to do our part to prevent spread inside these facilities as much as possible. 

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/acfguidance.pdf

Midstate COVID Update Vol 6

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

NYS Office of Mental Health has opened the Emotional Support Hotline. This hotline provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.  

The Hotline can be reached by calling: 1-844-863-9314

Midstate COVID Update Vol 5

Local PPE Supply Resource

Wilcor International, located in Frankfort, NY, is starting to source and provide some PPE for first responders to protect against the COVID-19 virus.  Please download the two pages below. The contact information for the seller is listed at the bottom of each page.

Midstate COVID Update Vol 4

Please continue to limit the use of nebulized medications, CPAP and intubation to only the most severe situations. If in doubt, contact Med Control.

Regional hospitals have requested that all nebulized medications and CPAP, if utilized, are discontinued prior to entering the facility.

FDA EpiPen Alert