News & Announcements
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.
All local ambulance agencies have been sent an invite by SEMS (Saratoga Emergency Medical Services) to participate in an MCI drill to kick off at 8:00 am from the SEMS station on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, September 28th. This is a joint drill in conjunction with Saratoga Hospital and will involve a scenario never before tested in this area. Additionally, new technology will be employed to assess infection control and effectiveness of PPE. REMO has approved 3.0 CEU’s for participants. Location and incident details will be released the morning of the incident. A critique and lunch will follow. If you are able to send an ambulance and/or crew, please call SEMS at (518) 584-2109.
Washington County will host an EMS Leadership Conference at the Washington County Municipal Center (383 Broadway in Fort Edward). The conference opens at 5 pm Friday, September 13 and continues all day Saturday, September 14, 2002. Brochures were mailed August 6th to all Saratoga County Ambulance Corps. If you did not receive one, contact the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services at (518) 885-2232, email the Leadership Conference Coordinator at email@example.com, or call (518) 677-3794 for further information.