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Communication Survey

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting a research survey with public safety personnel to gain a better understanding of the communication technology they currently use, need, and want in the future.

As part of this effort, we need feedback from EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and 911/Dispatch. Your input is vital in helping NIST figure out how to best meet communication technology needs moving forward. Your voices are important in this effort!

Participation is voluntary, and responses are confidential. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Please forward the link below to everyone in your agency/department and encourage them to take the survey. We are hoping to hear from as many first responders as possible in your department/agency, as well as from across the country.

We would appreciate it if you would share the link with other departments and agencies as well.

If you have any problems or issues accessing or taking the survey, please call our Help Desk at 1-877-828-3122.

For questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Kristen Greene at NIST at 301-975-8119 or

Thank you in advance for your help.

The NIST First Responder Communications Research Team


Martha Gohlke

Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems

EMS Leadership Conference: Canton, NY (North Country)

By Training

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, in conjunction with the North Country EMS Program Agency, is hosting an EMS Leadership Conference this winter.  All current and aspiring EMS and fire leaders are invited to attend, regardless of their location or if they work with paid or volunteer services.

TIME: 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019
LOCATION: Best Western University Inn
90 E. Main St., Canton, NY 13617

Cost is $85 if registered before 1/7/19

Download EMS Leadership Conference flyer

Training Opportunity: Assisting Individuals in Crisis

By Training

The Western New York Stress Reduction Program, the MMRS Mental Health Subcommittee, the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team, and the Erie County Department of Mental Health are pleased to announce the following 2-day course:

Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Dates:                          Friday January 11, 2019 & Saturday January 12, 2019

Time:                           8:30am-4:30pm both days

Location:                     Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center

Download January 2019 AIC Training Announcement

Happy Thanksgiving!

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On behalf of the UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division, we wish to extend our thanksgiving and appreciation to all EMS providers who serve the WNY community. Whether volunteer or paid, your hard work and dedication is seldom recognized but always appreciated!

We hope you this time for thanksgiving and this entire Season of Celebration!

WREMAC Guidance for Benadryl Shortage

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The communication below pertains to EMT-CC and EMT-Paramedic level EMS services:

Parenteral Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) has become the latest emergency drug to face shortage.  Multiple agencies in our region have reported an inability to obtain this medication.

Please download and review the WREMAC guidance notice below regarding this shortage.

Download Parenteral Diphenhydramine Shortage WREMAC Notice