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Credentialing Deadline

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Greetings Everyone,

So I just wanted to let everyone know that we are near the end of this years annual credentialing. Many of you have still yet to submit your reports to UBMD through the portal. Please get that done before Friday.

I have been contacted by several agencies in the Big Lakes region regarding this matter. All the Big Lakes agencies have yet to be added to the Portal and will not occur until at least next years credentialing. For those of you in the Big Lakes region, please submit your credentialing to Lakeplains in the same manner as years past.


Research Survey Participation Request

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Greetings Everyone,

I was asked to pass along this request to participate in a valuable survey for research. Please share with your fellow providers:

Please see the below survey participation request and please consider sharing with your respective groups/providers. Dr McCann-Pineo is a longtime colleague with active research in a number of areas affecting our practice. The survey is completely anonymous, and there is no way to link any provider to their survey or raffle entry.

Dear EMS providers,

We are looking for individuals to participate in a research survey to understand the role of empathy on EMS provider occupational and personal wellbeing.

Participation in this research study is voluntary, and your decision on whether or not to participate in this study will not affect your employment at your respective EMS agency.

If you decide to participate, the one-time, anonymous survey is anticipated to take 15 minutes to complete. You may also enter a raffle to be awarded one of three, $100 electronic gift cards as compensation for your participation.

If you are interested, please use the link below to see if you are eligible to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact or Molly McCann-Pineo (

This research has been reviewed by the Northwell Health Institutional Review Board (IRB). If you have any questions about your rights as a participant, or if you feel that your rights have been violated, please contact the IRB at 516-465-1910.​

CME Opportunity – Penetrating Trauma

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Greetings Everyone,

First I apologize I do not have a flyer, however there is an up coming CME opportunity for everyone. Our very own Dr. Calloway Pichette will be offering a CME opportunity on Penetrating Trauma on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 at 1900hrs, and it will be located at the Rapids VFD Main Hall located at 7195 Plank Road, Lockport, NY. For anyone that is interested in attending please reach out to EMS Capt Brent Ast at and let him know how many will be attending. While we do welcome last minute walk ins, please make sure to let him know asap so we can ensure that the proper space is allocated. Thanks Everyone.

Credentialing Reminder

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Greetings Everyone,

I just wanted to remind everyone that we now only have 20 days remaining before credentialing is due. Please make sure to get your credentialing submitted to your agency so they may finalize the report and have it submitted through the portal.

PS – For those on the listserv that are with Big Lakes agencies, please make sure to submit your reports to Lakeplains in a format designated by them at this time.

Virtual Teen Mental Health Training Opportunity

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Greetings Everyone

Sharing a free, virtual training opportunity sponsored by the Central New York Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention related to teen mental health. This session is geared toward trusted members of the community teens might come into contact with.

It’s Real/Talk Saves Lives Training Workshop for Presenters

June 23, 2022

10-11:30 am


Please feel free to share with your networks.

Stay well and be safe,


Amy Eisenhauer

EMS for Children Program Coordinator

EMS Liaison to Coverdell Stroke Program

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

EMS Agency and Leadership Briefings

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Greetings Everyone,

See attached:

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is pleased to remind EMS Agency Leaders and EMS Providers about the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefings scheduled for June 2022:

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 16:00 Event # 161 713 4619 Password: LEADERS2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 16:00 Event # 161 100 5605 Password: LEADERS2022

Program Address:
Program Password: LEADERS

Please take note of the following:

If you are planning to attend the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing and have a question, please complete the online form ( before 14:00 on the day of the briefing so your question will be ready
If you don’t receive an invitation directly, please complete an online form ( to receive invitations automatically for future briefings.

Take Note: The July 2022 EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefings will be held at 16:00 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 and Thursday, July 28, 2022.

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

Road Closures and Detours for Downtown Buffalo

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Greetings Everyone,

A message from Oishei’s:

Hello EMS Providers,

Please see the attached map and the message below for road closures and detours effective now until Nov. 30th.

With renovations scheduled to restart at the Trico plant, the following lane closures will be in place beginning Wednesday, June 1:

  1. Ellicott Streetwill be northbound vehicular traffic only from Goodell Street to the entrance of the Innovation Center. Access to the entrance of the surface lot at 589 will be maintained in both the northbound and southbound lanes. No curbside parking will be available from Goodell to the entrance of the Innovation Center. Pedestrian access along the west side of Ellicott will be maintained in the north south directions.
  2. Washington Streetwill be southbound vehicular traffic only from Burton Street to Goodell Street. Pedestrian access along the east side of Washington Street will be maintained in the north south directions.

Please reference the attached Traffic Control Plan. These lane closures are anticipated to be in place through November 30, 2022.

Benjamin Kasper BS, AEMTP, CPSTI


Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator

Level 1 Trauma Center

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital