News & Announcements

Child Abuse Reporting Update

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)

Radio Procedures Manual Updated

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.

Interested in an EMT-Intermediate Course?

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 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!

Vermont to host seminar at Stratton Mountain

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.

Unique MCI Drill to be held Sat. 9-28 in Saratoga

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.