Effective immediately, Saratoga County EMS has increased the frequency of EMS Radio Announcements to 3 times daily at 08:15, 16:15, and 00:15 hours. The nightly pager test will continue to be conducted at 18:00 hours when possible and will no longer include announcements. This update to the EMS Radio Procedures Manual is available at the Downloads tab above or by clicking here. This change is in response to a request by the EMS Council that information on hospital diversions be more frequently and consistently delivered to County EMS Providers. An analysis of radio traffic indicates that the 18:00 hour is typically too busy for announcements to be conducted. Separating announcements from the pager test will assure greater consistency in getting them read. Changes to page 7 of the Radio Procedures Manual affect only items F and G on that page.