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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!

Job Opportunity

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Dr. Avino’s cardiology office seeks to hire full and/or part-time employees to take patient histories, obtain vitals, obtain EKGs and review medications.  Training is provided and they encourage EMTs and AEMTs to apply for the position.

Interested candidates should email Lauren Hope:


CME Opportunity: ECMC Trauma Tuesday

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Trauma Tuesday!

May 21, 2019 at 2 PM

Zizzi Conference Room, ECMC 2nd floor

Join us as we present and discuss 3 blinded trauma cases. A panel of physicians and nurses will discuss opportunities for improvement and positive aspects of the cases from pre-hospital through discharge. The EMS crews are encouraged to participate and offer insight so we can all learn from each other.

Join us in person or via the following link:

You can also dial in using your phone.

1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 425-923-309

Download ECMC Trauma Tuesday May Flyer

Greater Buffalo EMS Conference: Last chance to register!

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The 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference will commence in 4 days!  There is still time to register.

$95 is an absolute bargain!  You will receive 7 hours of high-quality CME, 2 days of excellent food at an awesome venue, plus an opportunity to network with other EMS providers.

Please come out and support this annual event!

2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference Flyer

2019 GBEMSC Presenters: Dr Jeffrey Thompson and Dr Kevin Majka

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What’s so great about the Greater Buffalo EMS Conference?  We offer very diverse topics from experts, both near and far.  Today’s featured presenters are experts who live right here in the City of Good Neighbors!

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson is an emergency physician who is very passionate about stroke education.  Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the UB Emergency Residency Program and continues to work at BGMC/GVI and ECMC.  He will be presenting: Before the Door: Prehospital Stroke and Neurology

We can guarantee our next presenter, Dr. Kevin Majka, will share information that you won’t find at any other EMS conference.  So does that mean it’s not relevant?  Au contraire!  How many times have we said (or heard) – “EMS is always the last to know about what is going on!”?  Let it be no more!  Kevin Majka, PhD is Senior Scientist for the Calspan-UB Research Center (CUBRC) and will present: Beyond EMS: Public Safety and Transportation Research  Come learn how research is reshaping public safety and the transportation industry!

Register today!

2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference Flyer

Download Full Presenter Profiles for Dr Jeffrey Thompson and Dr Kevin Majka