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Wyoming Erie REMSCO Awards Dinner

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Greetings Everyone,

Last night, the Wyoming/Erie REMSCO hosted their 2023 Awards Dinner for Agencies/Providers in their region. We wanted to take a moment and publicly congratulate those recipients of their awards. The following are this years 2023 award recipients of the Regional Council Awards. All these have been submitted to the State for consideration in their respective categories, and if selected will be presented at the 2023 NYS DOH Vital Signs Conference in October. Congratulations to all and we wish them luck as they move forward.

BLS Provider of the Year – Robert Meyer (Senior) – Grand Island Fire

ALS Provider of the Year – Greg Flurry – Twin City Ambulance

EMS Agency of the Year – Colden Fire Department

Youth Provider of the Year – Erik Filkorn – Boston EMS

EMS Leadership Award – Jill Brauner – Twin City Ambulance

EMS Educator of the Year – Rodney Hogg – Erie County EMS

EMS Communication Specialist of the Year – Kevin Jewett, Haley Coniglio, Elizabeth Forkle – Erie County MERS Control

Vital Signs Conference – Update

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Greetings Everyone,

Attached is the recently released Vital Signs Conference Brochure. If you are interested, please feel free to download and register for this years VS Conference. As a reminder, VS is back in Syracuse this year.

State Career Opportunity

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Greetings All,

Looking for a new career opportunity, please see below

Vital Signs Conference is hiring a full time EMS Conference Specialist! 

If you have experience in conference administration and are passionate about providing innovative education to EMS providers, this role could be a great fit for you.

As the Vital Signs EMS Conference Specialist, you would play a crucial role in delivering the annual NYS EMS Conference and managing the online learning platform.

We are looking for great candidates with prior conference experience to join the team and keep Vital Signs continuing to provide amazing educational opportunities to EMS providers!  Prior EMS and/or educator experience are preferred but not required for this position.

Apply now to be the next Vital Signs EMS Conference Specialist at Health Research Inc: (click)


EMS Nutrition study

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Greetings Everyone,

See message below for participation in a research study:

This is a completely remote, paid study opportunity. Any EMS provider 18 years or older, working nights or 24-hour shifts, and providing patient care as their primary EMS duty may be eligible. The study involves one 45-60 minute appointment on Zoom and 6 days of remote monitoring where participants will be asked to complete food logs, wear a continuous glucose monitor and activity monitor. Participants will earn $200 for completing all study protocols. If you are interested, please complete the brief screening survey by clicking this link: and if eligible I will contact you to schedule an appointment. 

For more information about the study, feel free to contact me by phone at 716-829-5596, or email: All procedures have been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University at Buffalo. 

Thank you!

Tegan Mansouri

Instructor Job Opportunity

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Greetings Everyone,

Recently an opportunity for employment opened up for CIC. Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Center is looking for a CIC to run the EMS program. If this sounds like something of interest for you, please click the link for more information and to apply. The deadline to apply for this is 08/06/23.

Participate in the State EMS Council – EMS Salary/benefits Survey – Your Voice Matters!

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Please feel free to forward and share with other NYS EMS Providers!

Dear NYS EMS Providers,

30 Second Read (direct and to the point):

We need your help getting direct information from EMS providers in the field about salaries and benefits to help shape the future of EMS!

Please press the link below and spend less than 5 minutes from your phone or computer to complete the SEMSCO Salary and Benefits Survey.

All information will be kept strictly confidential and survey results will be reported in aggregate to protect your privacy. 

Understanding the Survey (little longer explanation):

As an essential part of the New York State emergency medical services (EMS) community, your expertise and input are invaluable. We are reaching out to you today to invite your participation in an important initiative that will directly impact the future of EMS personnel across the state.

We are conducting a comprehensive salary survey, aimed at gathering up-to-date information directly from EMS providers like yourself. The primary objective of this survey is to obtain accurate and current salary/benefits data that will serve as a foundation for meaningful conversations and decision-making at the upcoming State EMS council meeting.

Your participation in this survey will help us gather data that truly reflects the realities and challenges faced by EMS professionals in New York State. By sharing your insights, you will contribute to a more accurate representation of the EMS workforce, enabling us to advocate for fair compensation and improved working conditions.

Your individual responses will remain strictly confidential, and the survey results will be reported in aggregate to protect your privacy. We encourage you to participate in this survey by clicking on the link provided below. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes from your phone or computer to complete, and your input will make a significant impact.

Thank you in advance for your time and contribution to this important endeavor. By actively participating, you will help shape the future of EMS in New York State, ensuring that your voice is heard and respected.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at:

Together, let’s make a positive difference in the lives of EMS personnel throughout the state.

Steve Kroll

Committee Chair

State EMS Council

Full Time Paramedic Job Posting – Instructor

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Greetings Everyone,

It has come to our attention that the Erie Community College is looking for a Fulltime Paramedic Instructor. If interested, please click on the link attached to see the job requirements and how to apply.—Emergency-Medical-Technology_J0001730