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EMS Agency Leadership, Provider and Course Sponsor Meetings

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The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems announces the following dates and times for the meetings listed below:

EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Meetings:

Wednesday, June 03, 2020         15:00 – 16:00

Wednesday, June 17, 2020         15:00 – 16:00

EMS Course Sponsor Meetings:

Wednesday, June 03, 2020         16:00 – 17:00

Wednesday, June 17, 2020         16:00 – 17:00

Please remember to submit any questions for the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Meetings to:  https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency

Please remember to sign up for the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Meetings at:  https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-agency-leadership-and-ems-pr

Invitations will be sent within one week in advance of the meetings.

Thank you for your continued service.

 

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT

Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit

EMS Data Manager

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

New York State Department of Health

875 Central Avenue

Albany, New York 12206

ph: 518.402.0996 | peter.brodie@health.ny.gov

http://www.health.ny.gov

NYS EMS Mobilization

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NEW YORK STATE EMS MOBILIZATION

RESPONSE REQUESTED FROM AVAILABLE AGENCIES ONLY

For Immediate Distribution to all EMS Agencies

The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is seeking assistance in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find the details for a statewide mobilization request to conduct COVID testing of nursing home residents in all regions of NYS. This effort will be coordinated through the Department of Health and the Regional Program Agencies throughout the state. All testing supplies and equipment will be provided by NYS along with required PPE to conduct testing.

Agencies responding to this request will be individually contacted by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to coordinate the deployment. Responses are requested by 8am on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

Request Number: 52520A
Resource Requested: EMT & Paramedics for COVID Testing in Nursing Homes. The request is for certified EMS personnel. Ambulances or first response vehicles are only needed for transportation of personnel and equipment to and from assigned sites. Patient transportation is not anticipated.
Number Requested: No Limit
Deployment Location: All regions of NYS
Deployment Period: May 27, 2020 – June 7, 2020
Operational Periods: 12 hours/day
State Funding: Funding Authorized

· BLS Crew (Two (2) NYS DOH certified EMT’s): $140/hr

· ALS Crew (One (1) NYS DOH certified EMT and one (1) NYS DOH certified EMT-Critical Care or Paramedic): $165/hr

Survey Link: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-mobilization-request-52520a

Steven P. Dziura Jr.

Deputy Director

New York State Department of Health

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems

 

Additional EMS Week Celebrations

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Thursday, May 21 (both beginning at 11AM):

  • DeGraff Memorial Hospital (food from Flaming Fish)
  • Oishei Children’s Hospital (food from Franks Gourmet Hot Dog)

Saturday, May 23 (beginning at 3PM):

  • BGMC/GVI (food from Bada Bing)

Sunday, May 24 (beginning at 3PM):

  • Millard Fillmore Suburban (food from Kindered Kreek)

NYS Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems: EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Weekly Update

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HAPPY EMS WEEK!

First and foremost, thank you for everything that you do today and every day to serve the urgent, emergent and medical transport needs of the residents and visitors of your respective areas.  This week is a celebration of the work done daily by the over 60,000 EMTs, 1,800 EMS Agencies, 19 Program Agencies and 18 Regions to serve the public.

Remember that each agency / County EMS Coordinator / REMSCO / REMAC / Program Agency / Course Sponsor may nominate an individual or a team who has gone above and beyond in their service this year to help others.  The link for these submissions is located at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-week-2020-ems-team-and-emt-r.

EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Weekly Update

This week’s call with the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Providers has been cancelled.  We will announce the date and time for the next call and look forward to sharing more information from this week and preparations for the future.

However, we know that questions will still arise and we know that feedback from the Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems is helpful for you; those questions may still be submitted to:  https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency ~ any questions requiring an immediate or more urgent response will receive a direct contact from the Bureau.

Stay safe and Stay vigilant!

Happy EMS Week!

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“Ready Today.  Preparing for Tomorrow.”

The UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division would like to wish all EMS providers a Happy EMS Week!  EMS providers must have tremendous situational awareness and be ready for whatever comes their way.  The pandemic has created an incredibly challenging environment for both providers and their families.  Over the past few months, EMS continues to stand-up to the challenge.

As we enter this week of celebration, festivities will be noticeably different.  During a time when the level of gratitude expressed to EMS should surpass all years prior, activities will, no doubt, be fewer in number.  Please know, you are appreciated more than any celebration could demonstrate!

Let’s also remember to look out for one another.  Day-to-day responsibilities can take a toll on the mental well-being of providers; the pandemic increases stress levels, exponentially.  As we perform shift wellness checks, let’s make sure we aren’t missing an opportunity to evaluate emotional wellness.

Whether times are tough or great, we are privileged to be a part of your team.  On behalf of everyone at UBMD Emergency Medicine, we sincerely thank you for all you do each and every day.

Finally, we would like to share the EMS week appreciation lunches of which we are currently aware.  Lunches are being provided as follows:

Tuesday: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

Wednesday: ECMC and Kenmore Mercy

Thursday: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Friday: Sister’s Hospital

 

Happy EMS Week Everyone!

WREMAC Meeting Access Information

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The Western Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee will meet today, Wednesday, May 13 at 1PM.  To join the meeting, please use the access information below:

Meeting Information

WREMAC Meeting – May 2020

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 13 2020 (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting link:  https://ub.webex.com/ub/j.php?MTID=m0d64d96c25d2c9a130bca4225968a898
Meeting number:  476 884 667
Password:  qpRmV7Fr9N2

More ways to join

Join by video system

Dial 476884667@ub.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone

+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 476 884 667

NYS EMS Agency Leadership Weekly Meeting Information

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EMS PROGRAM AGENCIES and EMS COORDINATORS:   Please distribute throughout your respective jurisdictions.

Meeting Date:                 13 May 2020

Meeting Start:                 15:00

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2fc51b18e57a7c5d7c8476321b7fcde8

NYS EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Providers are welcome to register using the link above.  You may register and sign in to the meeting at least 20 minutes in advance of the event and email Peter Brodie (peter.brodie@health.ny.gov) with any access issues.

To submit questions for the panel to review and respond during the meeting, please complete the form at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency.

If you have not received this invitation directly, please sign up for future meetings at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-agency-leadership-and-ems-pr

Today’s NYS EMS Agency Leadership Conference Call

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EMS PROGRAM AGENCIES and EMS COORDINATORS:   Please distribute throughout your respective jurisdictions.

Meeting Date:                   06 May 2020

Meeting Start:                   15:00

Guest Presenter:             Jason Haag (Finger Lakes REMSCO)

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e83f091f89884edf63ee5d5d4e2684325

NYS EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Providers are welcome to register using the link above.  You may register and sign in to the meeting at least 20 minutes in advance of the event and email Peter Brodie (peter.brodie@health.ny.gov) with any access issues.

To submit questions for the panel to review and respond during the meeting, please complete the form at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency.

If you have not received this invitation directly, please sign up for future meetings at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-agency-leadership-and-ems-pr