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            Date and Time site last updated: 12/12/14 10:16 PM            

The next meeting of the Saratoga County EMS Council will be on Monday, December 15th at 7:00 PM

Spring EMS Course Schedule Posted

The Spring 2015 EMS Training Schedule has been released.  Courses include an EMT Original and EMT Challenge Refresher Class, both at the Malta-Stillwater EMS Station.  Click here for a PDF version of the Spring 2015 schedule.  If you are interested in registering for a Spring 2015 Course, use the on-line registration link above.  NOTE: the EMT-Original course has reached capacity and is now closed.  You can start course work 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 by the second week of class, so it helps to get it done early.  If you need a course with a different schedule, 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.

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:

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Once the scene is secure, Communications will advise responding units. They will also upgrade the call to the response it would have been assigned initially had the scene been secure.

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Keep in mind that, per policy, Priority 3 calls do not roll over into the Mutual Aid Plan. If you know your agency will not be able to respond to a Priority 3 dispatch, someone from your agency should request MA be activated. Once the call is upgraded (i.e., when the scene has been secured), the MA clock starts and the call will be processed using the usual MA timing.

 

Contact County EMS Coordinator Mike McEvoy with any questions or concerns.

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.

Archived Information  

Click here to access information previously posted on this main page that has been archived.

 

Contact Information

Telephone
518-383-8608
FAX
518-383-4915
Snail Mail
PO Box 624 Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Electronic mail
Information: info@saratogaems.org
 

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