News & Announcements

AWR-160 WMD Awareness Program Openings

Dec. 2 & 4 – An AWR-160 WMD (Weapons Of Mass Destruction) Awareness-Level Training Course will be held Tuesday December 2nd (Part 1) and Thursday December 4th (Part 2) at the Fire Training Center. Both sessions run from 7-10 PM. The program is part of the EMT Pilot Core Content Refresher Program but is open to any person who wishes to attend. AWR-160 is a six-hour program that provides emergency responders with awareness-level instruction on recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques in a WMD environment. The course covers prevention and deterrence and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazards. CEU credits are available and there is no charge to attend. To assure availability of sufficient course materials, preregistration is requested by email to training@saratogaems.org.

Corinth Fire tones to Simulcast on 925

Effective November 16, 2008 Corinth Fire alerting tones will be simulcast on both Fire Control and EMS Dispatch (155.925). This test precedes planned migration of all Fire paging onto the 155.925 frequency which has been pushed ahead into 2009. Stay tuned for further details.

REMO EMS Awards Ceremony Sept. 22

Please join your EMS Colleagues for the REMO Annual EMS Awards Ceremony to be held at REMO (1653 Central Ave, Colonie 12205) on September 22nd starting at 6:00 PM. Further details and a list of awardees can be found on the REMO website at www.remo-ems.com.

Radio System Update

The Office of Emergency Services released a series of notes detailing the progress on the County Emergency Services Radio system.