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Safe Pediatric Ground Ambulance Transport Project

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Safe Pediatric Ground Ambulance Transport Project

As part of a quality improvement initiative, the Trauma Department at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) is placing a major focus on safe pediatric transport to the hospital. The overall goal of this initiative is to improve patient care by increasing the number of pediatric patients who are transported in the to the hospital in ground ambulances using child-appropriate restraints.

OCH is kindly requesting EMS providers to complete an anonymous survey to better understand the challenges that EMS professionals face when transporting pediatric patients to the hospital and the steps that could be taken to help address these challenges.

To learn more about this project and survey, please download the flyer below.

Download Peds Transport Survey Flyer

Download Pediatric Transport Project Description

ePCR Informational Seminars

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The UBMD EMS Division has scheduled three ePCR informational seminars in Erie County.  The purpose of the in-person seminars is to explain the upcoming changes, how your agency may be affected and offer the tools necessary to better prepare for transition.

The seminars are intended for services who have not yet decided on an ePCR platform and/or e-PCR transition date as well as those who are unsure if/how their service may be affected by the upcoming changes.

To register, please email your name and agency affiliation:

Evans Center Fire Company: Wednesday, April 21 (7-9pm) – Intended for Transporting Ambulance Services

Williamsville Fire Department: Thursday, April 22 (7-9pm) – Intended for BLS First Response Only Services

Jamison Road Fire Company: Wednesday, April 28 (7-9pm) – Intended for Transporting Ambulance Services



CME Opportunity: Emergent Care of STEMI and Stroke

By Training

The Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute will be offering a CME opportunity via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14th beginning at 6:30pm.  Dr. Kishor Phadke will present “Approach to STEMI Care” and Dr. Kenneth Snyder will present “B.E.F.A.S.T. – Stopping Stroke”.

To register, email Siobhan Eager: or call 716-859-7110

Download GVI CME Flyer for April 2021

On-Line CME: Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

By Training

The University at Rochester and the Division of Prehospital Medicine have published an on-line CME opportunity “VAD Education Updates for the Prehospital Care Provider” to the NYS Bureau of EMS’ learning management system.

To access this training, please visit: and log-in with the credentials that you used to take your NYS protocol update.  Once you have logged in, click on the course catalog (hover over the icons on the left side, second icon) and search “VAD”.

EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing: Thursday, April 1

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At 16:00 on Thursday, April 01, 2021, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing to discuss topics submitted by EMS Agency Leaders and EMS Providers (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend this EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing and have a question, please complete the online form ( before 14:00 on Thursday, April 01, 2021 so your question will be ready.

If you don’t receive an invitation directly, please complete an online form to receive invitations automatically. That form is located at

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 185 699 0459
Event password: LEADERS21

Program: EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing
Program address:
Program registration password: LEADERS

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

WREMAC Annual Skills and Credentialing

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On behalf of the WREMAC, the UBMD EMS Division is responsible for the administration, oversight and implementation of the WREMAC annual skill and CME program.

As a reminder, the Western Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (WREMAC) annual skill reporting is due no later than June 30, 2021.  As previous, skill and certification data may be entered at any time.

Individual providers are responsible for maintaining their own credentials and meeting eligibility requirements.  Agencies are responsible for submitted their agency data via the UBMD EMS Portal sometime between May 1 and June 30.

Providers are encouraged to log-in and review their information.  EMS officers are encouraged to plan for the upcoming reporting period.

Everyone is encouraged to review the attached policy for a better understanding of this program, its intent, and provider/agency responsibilities.

Should you have any questions, please contact the UBMD EMS Division:

Download WREMAC Policy 2013-1