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Vital Signs EMS Agency Innovation Awards

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Vital Signs Conference is excited to announce the new EMS Agency Innovation Awards! These awards will be split into four innovation categories: organizational, clinical delivery, recruitment & retention and educational.

Award nominations are welcomed via electronic submission using the link provided below.

To submit a nomination, please electronically submit your application via

Download EMS Agency Innovation Awards Descriptions

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Awards Dinner

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On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Mercy Hospital of Buffalo will be hosting an awards dinner to recognize some of the amazing life-saving work being done by first responders throughout Western New York.

For more information regarding the awards program, including nomination information, please download the flyer below.

Please note: It is not a requirement that Mercy Hospital of Buffalo was the patient transport destination for the call being nominated.

Download Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Awards Flyer

Measles Guidance for EMS

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Dear EMS Colleagues,

Please see the attached guidance/policy statement on the subject of Measles as it relates to EMS response as well as two supporting documents. Please share widely.

19-03 EMS Measles Response Guidance

Measles EMS Contact Worksheet v3.0

EMS provider measles quick fact sheet V3.0 JT


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 | |

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