News & Announcements
A Quality Improvement section has been added to our web site to provide information on QI activities in Saratoga County. This section will allow interested parties to learn about QI activities in the County as well as check on their local Fire Department or Ambulance Corps participation in the New York State mandated QI program.
Recent clarifications in Child Abuse EMT reporter obligations necessitated changes in our sample SOP’s. The clarifications require an EMT with each agency involved in care of a suspected abused or neglected child to file a separate report. Also, EMTs need only provide the information they have on the written report (form DSS-2221A). Information on the report (submitted to the local DSS Child Protective Service) not available from EMS will be obtained by the local Department of Social Services. You may download the revised SOPs here:
- Reporting Suspected Child Abuse SOP – Ambulance
- Reporting Suspected Child Abuse SOP – BLSFR (First Response Services)
- Attachment DSS-2221A.pdf (needed to accompany both of the above SOP’s)
The Saratoga County EMS Radio Procedures Manual was updated in December 2002 (revising the May 1993 edition). Single copies were mailed to all EMS agencies by the Office of Emergency Services. Additional copies may be downloaded by clicking on the Downloads button at the top of this page.
If a sufficient number of people are interested (that means 20-25 folks), REMO is willing to sponsor an EMT-I course in Saratoga County, most likely at Malta Ambulance Corps. The course would start in mid to late September and test out in December. The CIC would be Jim Bottillo and he’s the man to contact if you or people from your agency are interested. Drop Jim an email at JimBottillo@hotmail.com and let him know your name, agency, and a phone number he can reach you at. This course will be sponsored only if there is an adequate number of students!
Dennis Krebs, EMT-P, author of When Violence Erupts: A Survival Guide for Emergency Responders will present a one day seminar by the same title on October 19, 2002 from 8am – 5 PM at the Stratton Mountain Inn in Stratton, Vermont.