News & Announcements

Nightly EMS Pager Test Format Change

Effective July 7, 2010, the nightly (18:00) EMS pager test will be abbreviated to only four agencies: Providence, Edinburg, Stillwater, and General Schuyler. This resulted from a survey of EMS Administrators and Chief Officers conducted last month, subsequently released for commentary by all Saratoga County EMS providers during June. The change is being made because the majority of Corps receive enough pages during the course of each day to not require daily testing. Contact EMS Coordinator Mike McEvoy with any questions (mcevoymike@aol.com).

Automatic Mutual Aid Memo Issued

County EMS Coordinator Mike McEvoy issued a February 23rd memo reminding agencies of their obligation to keep Communications advised of crew status. Many agencies have not complied with County and REMO policies requiring notification to EMS Dispatch when crews are not available to staff ambulances listed as in service for the agency. Click here for a copy of the memo.

Radio Project Information Meeting Scheduled

The Office of Emergency Services will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, February 4th, 2010 starting at 7:00 pm at the Hyatt located at Exit 12 and Rte 67 in Malta. Representatives from each EMS agency are encouraged to attend to learn more about the final phase of the new radio project, see actual radio equipment, and learn about the timeline for completion of the new radio system for Saratoga County. RSVPs are required to OES at (518) 885-2232. Click here for a flyer with additional details about the meeting.