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Important NYS EMS Memorial Update – New Fall 2024 Memorial Date Announcement

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Greetings Everyone

A message from the NYS DOH BEMS:

Dear EMS Community Members,

Since its establishment in 2004, the New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial in Albany has stood as a solemn tribute to the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty as an EMS provider.  Each year, we honor these heroes by adding a star of life to commemorate their service and sacrifice. With over 100 names inscribed, the memorial holds deep significance for our EMS community.

Recognizing the need for expansion due to space constraints, nearly two years ago, the SEMSCO and the department embarked on a journey to expand the memorial. Through meticulous planning, our goal was to ensure that the new memorial would pay homage to both past and future honorees.

Regrettably, despite our best efforts, the contractor who is building the new memorial has faced unforeseen delays in the supply chain and logistical processes. As a result, we have recently received notification that the new memorial which was scheduled for delivery in early May will not be ready as planned.

After thorough deliberation, we’ve concluded that the best course of action is to postpone our annual EMS memorial service, originally slated for May 22nd, 2024, to the Fall of 2024. This decision wasn’t made lightly; it was rooted in our commitment to uphold the dignity of our fallen EMS providers and ensure the new EMS memorial’s completion with the utmost care and precision.

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all of you to join us in the Fall of 2024 as we gather to honor the memory of the eight EMS providers whose names will be added to the memorial. This event will also mark the unveiling of the new EMS memorial—a testament to our enduring respect and memory for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Once the Fall 2024 EMS Memorial date has been confirmed we will make sure to share all the details with the entire EMS Community.

While we understand that this change may pose challenges, we deeply appreciate your unwavering commitment to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving the EMS profession. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact District Chief Gina Wierzbowski at gina.wierzbowski@health.ny.gov or myself at any time.

Thank you for standing with us as we commemorate the selfless service and sacrifice of our EMS heroes.

With respect and gratitude,

Ryan Greenberg

Reminder – Kaleida Health Alternate med directions lines for 4/21 and 4/28

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See below message from Kaleida Health:

Greetings,

Kaleida Health will undergo a planned network outage on Sunday April 21st from 1:00am to 5:00am and again on Sunday April 28th from 1:00am to 5:00am. During these time all facilities, except Millard Fillmore Suburban, will not be able to receive incoming calls. Please use the numbers listed below to contact medical direction.

Buffalo General Medical Center – (716) 336-8121

Oishei Children’s Hospital – (716) 336-8036

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital – will remain the same

DeGraff – (716) 336-8107

Thanks,

Ryan Hejmanowski, CHEP, CHEC II

Corporate Emergency Management Manager

Kaleida Health

SUNY Niagara (NCCC) Summer EMT Course

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Greetings Everyone,

Looking for a summer EMT program, or know someone who is, Please click the flyer below for more information on Suny Niagara’s upcoming EMT course. If interested, please follow the directions on how to register.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/EMT-Summer-2024-FlyerMK.pdf

Catholic Health OB Sim Lab

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Greetings Everyone,

The OB Sim Lab will be making an appearance at the Cambria Fire Department on May 2nd, 2024 at 1900 hrs. As always, dinner will be provided, so if you interested please download the flyer and register to attend.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Cambria-OB-SIM-May-2024.pdf

NYS BLS and Collaborative Protocols

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Greetings Everyone,

The new BLS and Collaborative protocols have finally been posted on the Bureau website under protocols. Please keep in mind, they DO NOT go into effect until July, 1st, 2024. In addition to the protocols being posted, if you go under the policy tabs you will find the “protocol change log” which outlines what has been changed. Please take a moment to download and review with all you providers prior to the July 1st start date. Any questions please give us a call.

https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/

Reminder – Kaleida Health Alternate med directions lines for 4/21 and 4/28

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See below message from Kaleida Health:

Greetings,

Kaleida Health will undergo a planned network outage on Sunday April 21st from 1:00am to 5:00am and again on Sunday April 28th from 1:00am to 5:00am. During these time all facilities, except Millard Fillmore Suburban, will not be able to receive incoming calls. Please use the numbers listed below to contact medical direction.

Buffalo General Medical Center – (716) 336-8121

Oishei Children’s Hospital – (716) 336-8036

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital – will remain the same

DeGraff – (716) 336-8107

Thanks,

Ryan Hejmanowski, CHEP, CHEC II

Corporate Emergency Management Manager

Kaleida Health