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Date and Time site last updated: 08/24/14 11:58 AM
The next meeting of the Saratoga County EMS Council will be on Monday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 PM
Dispatch Change for Psychiatric/Violent/Suicide Calls
During the week of August 11, 2014, a dispatch of psychiatric/abnormal behavior and suicide attempt calls will change. Initial dispatch of these calls will be at the Priority 3 response recommendation. This means, for the first time ever, that responders will hear Priority 2 Alpha, Bravo and Delta dispatches. This signifies that responders need to stage, according to individual agency policy for such, until advised that the scene is secure. A couple additional caveats to be aware of:
Contact County EMS Coordinator Mike McEvoy with any questions or concerns.
Fall EMS Courses Have Started
The Fall 2014 EMS Course Schedule is in full swing. Courses include an EMT Original and EMT Challenge Refresher Class. Click here for a PDF version of the Fall 2014 schedule. If you are interested in registering for a Spring 2015 Course, you can start now by completing the required IS-100b, IS-700a and IS-5a or equivalent training, available on-line by clicking the EMS Students link at the top of this page. Proofs of course completion are needed to register for a class. If you need to attend a class before January 2015, check NYEMTinfo.com for courses in other areas of NYS. Due to extremely low enrollment, we do not run courses during the summer semester and we no longer offer first responder courses.
Mutual Aid Mark Changed to 5 Minutes
At the recommendation of the Saratoga County EMS Administrators group, County EMS Coordinator has changed pages 1 and 2 of the EMS Mutual Aid Plan to reflect a 5 minute mutual aid point for all Priority 1 and Priority 2 EMS calls. This change will take effect on Monday, May 12th (2014) at 08:00 hours. Click here for a copy of the revised pages. These have also been posted to the Downloads page of this web site (see tab above)
Radio Repair Portal Address Updated
Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services has moved the web portal for Radio Repair requests being submitted to the County radio vendor (Pittsfield Communications) to http://radio.saratogacountyny.gov
Transition Materials Resource Page
A resource page containing links to free on-line courses required by DOH for CFR through Paramedic level recertifications has been established. Click on the EMS Students tab at the top of this page.
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