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UPCOMING WEBINAR!! MCI Case Study: Pulse Nightclub Active Shooter Response – March 31, 2022 @ 2:00pm

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A training opportunity available.

MARO RTC at Stony Brook University Hospital Emergency Management Department is hosting a live, panel-interview webinar covering the miraculous response to the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. See flyer in the link below and consider sharing this email/zoom link with anyone who may be interested in the fascinating lessons learned.

MCI Case Study – Pulse Nightclub Active Shooter Response
March 31, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting Here:

Questions should be directed to:
Kevin F. Reilly, MEP NREMT
Regional Training Coordinator
Metropolitan Area Regional Training Office
Stony Brook University Hospital
Emergency Management Department
Office: 631 – 444 – 6151
Cell: 631 – 379 – 4881

This session will be recorded and archived at:

Join Zoom Meeting on 3/31/22 at 2pm
Meeting ID: 838 3728 4695
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VItal Signs Conference Hotel Accommodations

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Greetings Everyone,

It was announced on yesterdays EMS Agency Provider and Leadership call that Hotel’s for the up coming VS conference are now available for reservations. Click the attached link to take you to the designated hotels.

2022.01 Paper PCR Portal | Online Form Update

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Greetings Everyone,

A message from the Bureau Data Team:

An update has been made to the Paper PCR Portal platform on the New York State Elite Site to improve ease of entry for providers and improve data collection.  The field Incident Zip Code has been added to the form with a corresponding Incident Address Location Lookup button.  Providers will now only need to enter the zip code of the scene address and then click the lookup button and the Incident County and Incident State fields will be filled in automatically.

This change is being implemented to not only make data entry easier for providers, but to also make these charts available in Biospatial, a platform the Department of Health utilizes for data monitoring and performance measures.  The Biospatial platform will become available to Regional Program Agencies and EMS Agency leadership to utilize in the near future.

Agencies encountering any issues with this update should reach out to the Data and Informatics team at

Reminder:  submission of patient care reporting through the Paper PCR Portal does not qualify an EMS agency to participate in the Continuing Medical Education Recertification Program.

Reminder:  all patient care reports are required to be submitted to the Department no later than four (4) hours after the completion of the incident no less than 90% of the time.

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT

Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit

EMS Data Manager

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

Kenmore EMS Appreciation Day

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Greetings Everyone,

Kenmore Mercy Hospital is going to be having an EMS appreciation day on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 for all EMS providers. Please refer to the attachment for more information.

Western Region HEPC Survey

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Greetings Everyone,

The Western HEPC is conducting a survey that will be available until the end of the month (March 31st, 2022). I am aware that there is still the EMSC survey out there that I am sure some of you may still need to complete. While it is true that these surveys are voluntary, they do allow your voice to be heard. Attached is the information on this survey and the PDF showing the questions before hand is also attached. I encourage ALL EMS leadership to complete the survey. For those of you that are not leadership in your agency, please encourage the same from your leadership please. This is valuable information, even if you do not see any impact from the results immediately. Thanks –

Good Morning,

The link below is to the Western Region Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC) Survey. This survey is designed to collect gaps we have in the region.

The survey is designed to be anonymous but we are looking for what sector you are in and if you are based in Western New York or the Finger Lakes or both.

We have attached a PDF of the survey for those that prefer to review the survey before completing it. Some of the survey features are lost on paper.

We will be closing this survey on March 31. Please let your voice be heard. This will be our guide for the next couple of years. The data will be shared with our partners at DHSES to coordinate training, meetings, speakers, and exercises. The results will be shared at our next meeting on June 7, 2022.

Feel free to share with link with anyone whose voice should be heard.

Patrick Byrne, BSN RN MEP CHEC

Regional Representative, Finger Lakes

Office of Health Emergency Preparedness

New York State Department of Health

EMS Agency Leadership and Provider Briefing

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The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is pleased to announce the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing schedule for March 2022:

Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 16:00 Event # 161 127 5699 Password:  LEADERS2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 16:00 Event # 161 793 1263 Password:  LEADERS2022

Program Address:

Program Password:  LEADERS

Please take note of the following:

We encourage all participants to sign into the meeting no later than 10 minutes in advance of the meeting

Thank you for all that you do!


Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT

Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit

EMS Data Manager

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

EMS Memorial

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Greetings Everyone,

The following is a message from the Bureau regarding the EMS Memorial:

As most of you are aware, the EMS Memorial is undergoing an expansion.   We have just learned that the expansion will not be finished by our original date of the EMS Memorial Service of May 17th .

We have just confirmed with OGS for a new EMS Memorial Date of September 20.  Please share this information with your colleagues and friends.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me

Valerie Ozga

Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems