23 Mar 2008
Third Battalion First Responder Course - The Third Battalion EMS Training Officers in conjunction with MCC will be hosting a CFR Original/CFR Refresher class starting on Wednesday, April 2nd thru June 11, 2008 with two (2) additional classes being held on Monday April 21 and May 19th. We welcome anyone wanting to start their EMS education to join us in this exciting class. Attached please find the course poster. To register, please contact Karen Wilson at 585-753-3711 or email@example.com, by March 31, 2008
East Rochester Secondary Mutual Aid - This week the Officers of the ERVAC made a change in their secondary response procedure, which is now a neighboring Volunteer agency. The third due response will remain the closest Commercial agency.
Golf and EMS - The Rochester area is very fortunate this summer season to host two (2) acclaimed Golfing events and to insure the safety of the golfers and fans, we need your EMS help.
The first event will be the Senior PGA Championship, hosted at the Oak Hill Country Club from Monday, May 19th thru Sunday May 25, 2008. This event is expected to draw a average of 18,000 people to the course per day and their safety is our concern. If you would like to assist in the EMS coverage, ranging from Cart Crews, Walkers, Rig Assignments or Medical Base staffing, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for your availability and to make arrangements to help.
The second yearly event that is hosted here is the Rochester Ladies PGA held at Locust Hill from June 16 thru June 22, 2008. A meeting for all EMS personal is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 1900 at the Club to help make everyone aware of this exciting activity. Please signup for this event at email@example.com .
Steve Leuchtner (737-3191) is coordinating the EMS resources for both the above events and looks forward to having EMS personal of all levels, from all agencies, assisting in making both these events safe and enjoyable for everyone involved
You Input is Needed - Emergency Service performs the vital functions needed by our Communities when the need arises for our services. Emergency Services modifies this procedures based on changing needs in both the community and the service(s) to best insure that the service we provide is appropriate, adequate and functional at the time it is provided. These changes can't and do not occur without your input. Currently the OPC is asking for input on REHAB and HAZ MAT policies. Previously they have solicited input on medications, protocol and EPCR, including forming a committee that helped provide information for all emergency Services to use in their evaluation of the EPCR process.
PLEASE exercise your opinions and provide input on this procedures which shortly with everyone's help will become a part of our daily Operational plan in this area and will help provide the best possible system that we all can work under. Your thoughts are important, so please share them!
Congrads - Congratulations to all the winners of the STEP awards, to be presented at this years banquet. Please acknowledge BLS Provider of the Year - Betsy Ott , ALS Provider of the Year - Mike Kuder, Lloyd Leve Award - Richard Tripp , EMS Leadership - James Cassin , EMS Educator of Excellence - Beth McNeil , EMS Communication Specialist - Tawana Rice, RN of Excellence - Kristian Reninger , Physician of Excellence - Erik Rueckmann and be sure to be at the Banquet to learn firsthand who the Agency of the Year is
Third Battalion Deputy EMS Coordinator