EMS Director’s Newsletter

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Information for First Responders

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable, liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. Mild cases can last a few weeks while severe cases can last several months and can cause death. How does it spread? Hepatitis A spreads by putting something in your mouth (object, food, or drink) […]

ePCR NEMSIS 3.4.0 Update

Please see the following message from the NYS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems: With special thanks to the Regional Elite Site administrators, the program agency directors, and software vendors, we have fixed the high volume errors resulting from the implementation of NYS Schematron 2019 – 01. The […]

EMS Bureau Urges Agencies to Check for Recalled Aluminum Regulator

Please see the note and document below for important recall information: The Bureau was recently advised of an explosion and fire caused by an FDA recalled aluminum regulator on a portable tank while an ambulance was transferring the patient to a hospital emergency room on Sunday in the lower Hudson […]

A Message from the Bureau on NYS NEMSIS 3.40 Transition for emsCharts Agencies

To: EMS Agency Executive Directors, Operations Directors, Chiefs, Captains, Quality Improvement Chairs Re: NEMSIS 3.4.0 2019 – 01 emsCharts Agencies Update The Bureau has been in regular communication with the development staff at emsCharts and together we advise the following: emsCharts has worked diligently to implement the changes needed to […]

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 opschief@ti-rescue.org 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 […]

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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, […]

SUNY Upstate Hopes to Return EMS Equipment Left at Hospital

Upstate University Hospital recently issued a memo to all fire and emergency medical services agencies, looking to return EMS equipment that has been forgotten, lost, or left at the hospital. The letter, from Upstate’s EMS Liaison Douglas Sandbrook, is as follows: Dear Colleagues, University Hospital has a rather robust stock […]