Trauma Informed Community Initiative of WNY

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The Trauma Informed Community Initiative (TICI) of WNY will have bi-monthly meetings which are open to anyone who provides care.  During each gathering, there will be a brief educational component on a topic (i.e. vicarious trauma) with the remainder of time for discussion, sharing and supporting each other.

Meetings are from 6:30 – 8pm at 214 Parker Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus.

Remaining 2019 meeting dates are September 18 & November 20.

Download TICI Support Group Flyer

Information regarding Catholic Health STEMI patients

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Catholic Health has updated its STEMI notification protocol and is asking EMS for additional information to be provided during the phone consultation.  After faxing the 12-lead EKG, EMS should be prepared to give the following information via phone:

  1. Patient’s Name and Date of Birth
  2. Patient presentation/condition
  3. Estimated Time of Arrival

Please take a moment to download and review the CHS communication regarding this change.

Download CHS STEMI Notification Letter

TECC Course Scheduling

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Twin District Fire Company is authorized to offer Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) courses and welcomes agencies and providers to reach out if they are interest in scheduling/attending a course.

For more information on TECC and contact info for Twin District, please see download the flyer below.

TECC Description

Training Opportunity: Rescue Task Force for EMS

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NYS DHSES still has slots available in their upcoming “Rescue Task Force for EMS” course at the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) on August 10-11, 2019.

The course announcement (with key details) can be accessed online at:,%202019.pdf


Daniel J. Clayton, BS, EMT-P

Deputy Chief, Operations Branch


New York State Department of Health

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

875 Central Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 402-0996 | (518) 402-0985 | |

Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator

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The NYSBEMS is encouraging all EMS agencies to identify a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) for their service.  The purpose is to enhance provider comfort and confidence when caring for pediatric patients.

What is a PECC?

A PECC is an individual or individuals who are responsible for coordinating pediatric-specific activities for your agency. Whoever your agency designates as the PECC(s) will be responsible for the following:
1. Being a resource for education on pediatric medications, equipment, and supplies.
2. Promoting and sharing pediatric continuing-education opportunities.
3. Encouraging pediatric simulations/hands on pediatric skills assessments.
4. Encouraging that fellow providers follow pediatric clinical-practice guidelines.

To learn more about this opportunity or to enroll your agency, please visit the following Website:

Happy EMS Week!

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The UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division would like to wish you a Happy EMS Week!  EMS – “Beyond the Call” is this year’s theme and it is really quite appropriate.  Answering calls is what it’s all about but calls are a very small part of the responsibility.  You spend tireless hours training and preparing for every situation that comes your way.  You see things that are disturbing and do your best to move on.  You sacrifice time with your family to help others who are in need.

We recognize and appreciate the difficulty in being an emergency medical services provider.  This week is a time to be honored for your relentless dedication to helping others.  Please know how much people appreciate and respect your service – even though it may not feel that way all the time.

There are a number of EMS Week Celebrations occurring throughout the week.  We hope you have an opportunity to take part in one of the events.

Thanks for all you do and Happy EMS Week colleagues and friends!