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Scott Wander

Trauma Informed Community Initiative of WNY

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The Trauma Informed Community Initiative (TICI) of WNY will have bi-monthly meetings which are open to anyone who provides care.  During each gathering, there will be a brief educational component on a topic (i.e. vicarious trauma) with the remainder of time for discussion, sharing and supporting each other.

Meetings are from 6:30 – 8pm at 214 Parker Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus.

Remaining 2019 meeting dates are September 18 & November 20.

Download TICI Support Group Flyer

Information regarding Catholic Health STEMI patients

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Catholic Health has updated its STEMI notification protocol and is asking EMS for additional information to be provided during the phone consultation.  After faxing the 12-lead EKG, EMS should be prepared to give the following information via phone:

  1. Patient’s Name and Date of Birth
  2. Patient presentation/condition
  3. Estimated Time of Arrival

Please take a moment to download and review the CHS communication regarding this change.

Download CHS STEMI Notification Letter

TECC Course Scheduling

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Twin District Fire Company is authorized to offer Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) courses and welcomes agencies and providers to reach out if they are interest in scheduling/attending a course.

For more information on TECC and contact info for Twin District, please see download the flyer below.

TECC Description

Training Opportunity: Rescue Task Force for EMS

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NYS DHSES still has slots available in their upcoming “Rescue Task Force for EMS” course at the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) on August 10-11, 2019.

The course announcement (with key details) can be accessed online at:,%202019.pdf


Daniel J. Clayton, BS, EMT-P

Deputy Chief, Operations Branch


New York State Department of Health

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

875 Central Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 402-0996 | (518) 402-0985 | |

CME Opportunities at Twin City Ambulance

By | Training

Twin City Ambulance has announced two training opportunities which are open to all EMS providers.

Traumatic Injuries in Pediatric Patients: July 16 from 7-8:30pm

DT4EMS ~Escaping Violent Encounters: August 18 and 25 from 8am – 5pm (must attend both days)

For more details including registration information, please download the course flyers.

Download Traumatic Injuries in Pediatric Patients Flyer

Download Escaping Violent Encounters Course Flyer

Credentialing: Don’t Forget to Submit!

By | Credentialing

It’s that time of year again when regional credentialing reports are due.  A number of services have already submitted their reports via the UBMD EMS Portal.  Please remember, June 30 is the last day to submit your agency’s report.

Please take a moment to review your membership summary report in the Portal and click “Submit Report to EMS Division” at the bottom of the page once everything is accurate.

“Don’t Forget to Submit!”