Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Lisbon Fire Accepting Sealed Bids for Retired Ambulance

The Lisbon Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will be accepting sealed bids for a 2002 Ford Ambulance. Bids will be accepted until bid opening on June 13, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. The vehicle was in running condition when removed from service and had 86,813 miles. All emergency lights, sirens, […]

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Telemedicine-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Program on the Path to Success

Less than a year after its launch, FDRHPO’s Telemedicine-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program is showing promising results. The program uses state-of-the-art technology to screen at-risk patients for diabetic retinopathy – a condition in which high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision disorders and blindness. […]

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National EMS Instructor Course to be Offered July 19-21 in Plattsburgh

A National EMS Instructor Course will be offered by the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) from July 19-21 at the Plattsburgh Holiday Inn, 406 State Route 3. This particular course, NAEMSE Instructor Course 1, represents the didactic component and practical application of the educational process for EMS Educators. The […]

Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service Seeks Full-Time Paramedic

Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service (TIERS) is looking to hire a full-time paramedic. Interested applicants should email a resume to or submit one in-person at the TIERS office, 885 Graves St, Clayton NY. Resumes should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019. For more […]

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Happy EMS Week from FDRHPO and NCEMS!

  There is no greater gift in life than to serve a purpose greater than oneself. As EMS providers, you are often called to see people at the worst hour of their lives; called to bring light to their dark and troubling time. You are the hands people hold for […]


Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad Announces Full-Time Paramedic/AEMT-CC Position

The Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad Inc. (OVRS) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of paramedic/AEMT-CC. Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue provides emergency 911 services to the City of Ogdensburg and its surrounding rural areas. It also provides transport from local hospitals to higher level care hospitals upon request. The rescue squad […]

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EMS Memorial Dedication to be Held May 21st

An EMS Memorial Dedication will be held Tuesday, May 21st, at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. This annual ceremony honors fallen Emergency Medical Service providers from across New York State. Those being remembered this year are: William Ryan, Bay Community VAC Joeddy E. Friszell, FDNY EMS Felipe A. Torre, […]

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Now Available: “EMS on Tour” Tool Kit

In a previous Director’s Newsletter, I mentioned that “EMS on Tour” Day will be observed statewide on Sunday, May 19th. Now, as we get closer to that date, I’m happy to pass along an EMS on Tour tool kit from the NYS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. As a reminder, […]