Cyanokit Deployment for Fire Victims

Saratoga County has purchased ten Cyanokits and strategically deployed them around the County. Cyanokits are an antidote for cyanide poisoning, thought to be the leading cause of death in fire victims. Two kits each are presently available in Clifton Park-Halfmoon,...

Chemical Assisted Suicide Responder Reference Released

The HazMat Fusion Center www.hazmatfc.com recently released a Chemical Assisted Suicide Responder Reference to aid emergency responders in recognizing and managing chemical suicides. These incidents are happening with increasing frequency across the Country. It is not...

Dispatch Protocol Change

In October, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department switched to ProQA, a computerized version of the Medical Priority Dispatch cards used to process EMS calls. This will allow implementation of several new dispatch protocols, some not previously available. The...

EMS Admin Group Salutes SEMS Providers

The Saratoga County EMS Administrators Council, a group representing the Administrators of the larger ambulance services in the County issued an open letter saluting the EMS professionals working for Saratoga Emergency Medical Services (SEMS). On Friday, February 17th...

Congratulations Dr. Pomeroy!

Dr. Greer Pomeroy, who retired last year after serving over 40 years in various EMS leadership positions including more than 20 years tenure as Saratoga County EMS Medical Director, was honored October 14th at the REMO 2009 EMS Awards Ceremony held at the Hilton...

Older Pagers Not Compatible with New Alerting System

Within the next few months, Saratoga County will go live with a simulcast EMS and Fire paging system on 155.925 MHz. While designed to dramatically boost reception, the new system will operate under new FCC narrow band licensing requirements causing older pagers to no...