Mercy Flight, Inc is seeking applicants for the position of Paramedic Crew Chief – Mercy Flight EMS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your help.
The NIST First Responder Communications Research Team
Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems
Mercy Flight of WNY is pleased to offer the following CME opportunity: Difficult Deliveries. This CME session will be presented by Dr. Elle Fisch on Tuesday, December 18th. Dinner will be at 5:30pm. The presentation will be from 6 – 8pm.
For more details, including registration information, please download the program flyer.
Kaleida Health, Millard Fillmore Hospital and Twin City Ambulance have partnered to offer dinner and CME on Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm.
The presenter is Dr. Robert Sawyer who will present “Every Minute Saves Brain”
For more info, including registration details, please download the flyer.
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!
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.
In response to widespread reports of both career and volunteer certified EMS personnel shortages, the NYS EMS Council designed a survey and sought voluntary participation from NYS EMS services statewide.
Please find the preliminary data results below.
The UBMD EMS Division would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank all who participated from the Wyoming-Erie region. Our two-county region had the strongest participation in the State.
The UBMD EMS Division recently updated our Website, making many improvements based on user feedback.
One of the most significant enhancements is a focus toward topic-driven information. There are many organizations with specific responsibilities to our EMS system (i.e. WREMAC, REMSCO, EMS Division, County EMS, NYS EMS, etc.). It is unrealistic for providers to understand each EMS entity’s responsibilities and, therefore, which organization’s site to visit for information/answers. The topic-driven format allows users to pick a topic and our site will drive you to the appropriate source(s). We strongly encourage providers in Erie and Wyoming Counties to use our site as your source site for EMS information. The UBMD EMS Division’s Web address remains the same: www.UBMDEMS.com
Another enhancement is the addition of Twitter which will allow for interaction and more timely communication with the EMS community. If you have a Twitter account, we encourage you to follow us: https://twitter.com/ubmdems
The UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division wishes to express our gratitude to all EMS providers during this week of celebration! The theme for EMS Week 2018 is EMS STRONG: “Stronger Together”. Whether paid or volunteer, the work provided is incredibly important and many times with little thanks.
This week is an opportunity to honor EMS providers and memorialize EMS as a profession. The EMS Strong theme encourages us to evaluate who we are as EMS providers and serves as a reminder that our profession is a part of something bigger.
We consider it a privilege to work with so many dedicated individuals throughout the year and look forward to working with each of you: our partners, colleagues and friends.
Happy EMS Week!
The UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division