News & Announcements

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).

New MAP for Moreau

Effective at midnight on October 6, 2005, a revised Mutual Aid Plan (MAP) will take effect for Moreau Emergency Squad. The revised plan replaces page 18 of the Saratoga County EMS Mutual Aid Plan dated October 2004. Copies of the revised plan are available at the Downloads tab.

Eichorst Named NYS 2005 EMS Educator of Excellence

Certified Instructor Coordinator Joyce Eichorst of Saratoga County has been selected by the New York State EMS Council as the 2005 EMS Educator of Excellence. The award, to be presented at the NYS Vital Signs Conference Awards Banquet in Rochester on October 15th of this year, is chosen annually from nominations submitted by Regional Councils throughout the State. The EMS Educator of Excellence is an individual who through outstanding teaching and educational coordination has maximally improved prehospital services at the local, county, regional, or state levels. In the nomination submitted by the Saratoga County EMS Council, Eichorst was described as an outstanding EMS educator with an exceptional ability to cultivate a rich enthusiasm for EMS and a lifelong commitment to learning in her students. Her dazzling presentations, comical personality, compassionate approach, and clearly expressed willingness to go the extra mile for her students have spread her extraordinary reputation throughout the region. Eichorst is the first ever Saratoga County CIC to receive the prestigious State Council Award. Congratulations Joyce!

REMO Honors County EMS Providers

The Regional Emergency Medical Organization honored Deputy EMS Coordinator Andre Delvaux, Certified Instructor Coordinator Joyce Eichorst, and the General Schuyler Emergency Squad at an awards ceremony on September 26th. Delvaux was awarded the Harriet Weber Leadership Award, Eichorst the EMS Educator of Excellence, and General Schuyler awarded a certificate of appreciation recognizing their EMS contributions. Awardees were selected from nominations submitted from the six county region of Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer. Congratulations!