News & Announcements
AED Contest: July 15 – August 13, 2021
The five people who register the most AEDs located in Saratoga County between July 15 and August 13, 2021 will win cash prizes!
- $300 for the most AEDs registered
- $200 for the second greatest # of AEDs registered
- $150 each for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th greatest # registered
PulsePoint AED lets you report and update AED locations so they are available to citizen responders when needed. Click here for details and contest registration. You can also download a flyer to share with others by clicking here.
Spring 2021 EMT Courses Announced
The Spring 2021 EMT schedule has been released and registration is open on the Council web site. Courses include an EMT Original and EMT Refresher class at Greenfield Fire Department (13 S. Greenfield Rd). Click here for a PDF copy of the schedule. To register for a class, go to the Training drop down on our home page or click here. If the schedule for the course you need does not match what you are looking for, visit NYEMTinfo.com to learn about other courses in the area.
Mutual Aid Plan Revised
The Saratoga County EMS Mutual Aid Plan (MAP) has been revised. Effective January 1, 2020 the new MAP is in effect. The major change in the plan is a switch from paper preplans to Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) algorithms pulling from the nearest available appropriate ambulance service. The revised plan was approved by the Saratoga County EMS Council and all EMS transport agencies have signed onto the new plan. The plan, MAP Agreement Form and copies of signed agreements are on the Council website at the Downloads section: https://saratogaems.org/downloads/
Spring 2020 EMT Courses Announced
The Spring 2019 EMT schedule has been released and registration is open on the Council web site. Courses include an EMT Original and EMT Refresher class at Malta-Stillwater EMS Main Station in Malta. Click here for a PDF copy of the schedule. To register for a class, go to the Training drop down on our home page or click here. If the schedule for the course you need does not match what you are looking for, visit NYEMTinfo.com to learn about other courses in the area.
Active Shooter Policy Issued
The Office of Emergency Services County EMS Coordinator has issued an Active Shooter/Hostile Incident Response policy. Developed by CPHM Operations Director Pat Bornt in concert with the Saratoga County EMS Council, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies, the policy outlines the operational configuration and response plan for major violent incidents in Saratoga County. EMS agencies have been training members in Rescue Task Force operations using the ALERRT and DHSES courses and, later this year, all ambulances will be equipped with Active Shooter kits provided under a grant from NYS Senator Kathy Marchione. OES will also distribute go bags for use in ambulance response to incidents with significant numbers of seriously wounded patients where trained civilians need access to hemorrhage control or airway supplies.