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NYS EMS Mobilization



For Immediate Distribution to all EMS Agencies

The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is seeking assistance in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find the details for a statewide mobilization request to conduct COVID testing of nursing home residents in all regions of NYS. This effort will be coordinated through the Department of Health and the Regional Program Agencies throughout the state. All testing supplies and equipment will be provided by NYS along with required PPE to conduct testing.

Agencies responding to this request will be individually contacted by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to coordinate the deployment. Responses are requested by 8am on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

Request Number: 52520A
Resource Requested: EMT & Paramedics for COVID Testing in Nursing Homes. The request is for certified EMS personnel. Ambulances or first response vehicles are only needed for transportation of personnel and equipment to and from assigned sites. Patient transportation is not anticipated.
Number Requested: No Limit
Deployment Location: All regions of NYS
Deployment Period: May 27, 2020 – June 7, 2020
Operational Periods: 12 hours/day
State Funding: Funding Authorized

· BLS Crew (Two (2) NYS DOH certified EMT’s): $140/hr

· ALS Crew (One (1) NYS DOH certified EMT and one (1) NYS DOH certified EMT-Critical Care or Paramedic): $165/hr

Survey Link:

Steven P. Dziura Jr.

Deputy Director

New York State Department of Health

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems