13 Jan 2008
Training - Come train with us in the Third Battalion. In cooperation with MCC staff, the 3rd Battalion will be offering 4 levels of EMS training locally to allow all Emergency Personal the opportunity to start or recertify conveniently. These classes are
1. Certified First Responder/CFR Refresher - Pittsford Ambulance - January 22 thru March 2008
2. EMT Original - Perinton Ambulance - January 22 thru May 2008
3. EMT Core content - East Rochester Ambulance - April 22 thru May 2208
4. EMT Challenge Recertification - Fairport Fire Department - February 12 thru May 2008
All these classes have openings and we request people sign up, so we insure that these classes are able to be held.
Also all Battalion EMS Training Officers are reminded that the first training meeting of 2008 will be at 1900 hours on Monday, February 11 at the Penfield Ambulance base.
EMS Summit - All agencies that perform EMS, whetter first response, transport or Advanced practice are asked to have a Officer attend the 2008 EMS Summit, on Saturday January 19 at 0830 at the PSTF, where current topics relating to local, regional and Statewide EMS will be discussed. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the OPC by January 15 at 463-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org to allow for proper resources.
Nazareth College CPR Recognition - Please join the Third Battalion and those involved in this Great EMS Save on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 1930 hours at the Nazareth Shultz Gym, as the patient is able to personally Thank everyone involved. This event was a true example of a "System that Saves Lives", which everyone of you contributes to daily.
Public Safety Communications Update - On Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 0900, in the Greater Rochester International Airport Arrival Hall, Director of Public Safety Stephen Bowman will host ALL Emergency Service agencies for the yearly Public Safety Communications briefing. This event will cover all aspects of Communications, from pagers, voice communications and computer(s). All agencies are asked to have a Officer and their Communications Officer attend to help get this valuable information to the people who can use it.
Wind Storm - January 2008 - This week saw a violent wind storm damage much of the Monroe County area, with much of the damage to the RGE services centralized within our Battalion. Due to these events, both Fire Departments and Ambulances responded to numerous storm related calls for service, ranging from power outage related issues to people exposed to carbon monoxide. Please use extra caution and be extra vigilant during these extreme weather situations to insure the safety of both the patient and especially all our responders.
Please also plan for the "next" weather event with you own family, by creating a Emergency Kit that you can use to keep the members of your immediate family safe.
Members Update - All EMS personal are asked to update their current information with their agency to insure they have your current phone number(s), address and other pertinent information on file for you. Please also update any personal or medical forms on file.
Recruitment - As you enter the Town of Perinton, please notice the signs announcing Recruitment for Perinton Ambulance. These signs along with a mailer are encouraging people of the town to get involved in Emergency Services. We each can be our own Recruiter, along with these agency initiatives by talking positively about our organizations to the public and encouraging them to come join us.
January 19 - EMS Summit at PSTF - 0830 hours
January 26 - Communications Briefing at Airport Terminal - 0900
3rd Batt Deputy EMS Coordinator