News & Announcements

EMD Changes effected April 2001

Version 11.0 of the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) has been fully implemented in Saratoga County. While the new cards contain the most comprehensive changes ever introduced, field providers will notice only a few differences. These include addition of a new Echo level response determinant and implementation of an automatic helicopter standby protocol in Saratoga County. Click here for the complete text of the new changes.

Abandoned Infant Protection Act

Did you know that persons unable to care for their newborn infants can anonymously leave their baby with your ambulance corps or fire department? The Saratoga EMS Council suggests you take a look at this New York State website and consider what action your organization will take if a child is brought to you. Most departments plan to simply transport the infant to a local hospital for evaluation and placement. Click here to view the Abandoned Infant Protection website.