News & Announcements
CPR Instructors: Additional Updates Scheduled
Two additional updates for Saratoga County AHA CPR Instructors have been scheduled. All currently certified instructors should attend one of the following sessions in order to continue teaching after June 1st:
- April 6 (Thurs) – Moreau Emergency Squad 6-10 pm
- April 25 (Tues) – Wilton EMS 6-10 pm
There is a $20 fee to attend the update. ) from any of the following vendors:
- Channing Bete 800-611-6083 www.channing-bete.com
- Laerdal Medical 800-562-4242 www.laerdal.com
- Worldpoint ECC 800-322-8350 www.worldpoint-ecc.com
Attendees must pre-register by email to Kathy Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Skills testing will be done on the new material. Please bring a pocket mask to the update and a mannequin, if able.
Moreau Seminar Rescheduled
The Homeland Terrorism Seminar in Moreau has been rescheduled for Saturday. March 18th, 2006 in Glens Falls. Cost is $80 per person and includes full day seminar attendance, 7 CME hours, breaks, lunch, a dinner reception with live entertainment and more.
WMD Course added to Pilot Recert Program
The Pilot Refresher Course now in progress has added an Emergency Response to Terrorism session on Tuesday, December 6th from 7-11 PM at the Fire Training Center. This course, which meets the mandatory WMD/Terrorism requirement for Pilot Refresher students at ALL levels (from EMT-Basic through Paramedic), is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) course offered in conjunction with DOH and the Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), instructed by George June, Supervisor for Clifton Park-Halfmoon Ambulance. Since costs will be covered by DOH, admission to this session is free to any certified provider who wishes to attend. For a DOH brochure on this course, click here. Preregistration for this session is not required.
Radio Consultant Meeting
On Thursday December 1st, 2005 at 7 PM at the Fire Training Center, the County’s Radio Engineering consultants (NYSTEC) would like to meet with one representative from each EMS and Fire agency in Saratoga County to solicit user feedback on the performance of the current emergency services radio system. If you did not see the Nov. 21st mailing on this meeting from Ed Tremblay and Mike McEvoy, you can download a copy of the memo by clicking here.
Radio Survey – Your Input Needed!
NYSTEC, the firm hired by Saratoga County to evaluate the existing Emergency Services Radio System and make recommendations to improve reliability, provide redundancy, and restore signals to the level experienced some 8-10 years ago has issued a survey they would like completed by all Police, Fire, and EMS agencies. The survey is due back by Tuesday, November 15th and can be downloaded by clicking here. (To get this document on your computer, right click here and choose the “save target as” option).