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By January 13, 2024No Comments


From the State

New York State EMS Agency Leaders, County EMS Coordinators and Program Agency Directors,

***County EMS Coordinators and Program Agency Directors, Please Share Widely Within Your Counties / Regions***

Due to a Multi-Hazard Weather Event in Erie County, the Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Section of the Bureau of EMS is conducting a survey to determine the availability of EMS agencies, with preference for Advanced Life Support level (EMT-CC/Paramedic), able to respond to a request for emergency assistance under the State Mobilization Plan. Agencies assigned to respond to this event will be contracted by New York State. These resources will be utilized to assist at several shelter locations throughout the region.

Please consider the following when responding to the survey.

Funding for this deployment is as follows:

    • ALS Unit $2340/unit per day, Admin Fee $234/unit per day
    • BLS Unit $2100/unit per day, Admin Fee $210/unit per day
    • $37/hr. restricted hours (non-assignment/ on-call status) x 12 hours per day
    • GSA MI&E $69/day per person. Lodging (double occupancy)- $117
    • Mileage will be paid at the GSA rate of $0.67/mile from EMS Agency HQ to deployment location

The concept of operations is as follows:

    • 12 hour operational periods (0700-1900 and 1900-0700)
    • Staging/Deployment location is TBD
    • All agencies will be covered by their own insurance
    • Duration will be up to 3 days or more depending on call volume and volunteer participation

Please use the link below to complete the survey. NOTE: This survey be polled, beginning at 1730 hours on January 13th 2023. This survey will remain open and continue to be evaluated through the weekend on an as-needed basis.

PLEASE DO NOT DEPLOY. Agencies will be contacted by the Bureau of EMS if selected for deployment.


Thank you for your time and consideration.


Stephen M. Brucato, BS, EMT-P

District Chief | Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems