Next District Meeting

DATE: Thursady, April 29, 2021
TIME:  8:00 P.M.
PLACE: via Zoom
Invitations are sent to members within 7 days of the meeting via email. If you haven't received an invitation, send your request here. (All requests are subject to approval.)

Guidance for EMS Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

The State Department of Health has issued a statement on how it plans to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the EMS community. You can read it here.

Pulse Check 2021

Pulse Check 2021, the annual EMS conference of the New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association (NYSVARA) will be held as both a virtual and an in-person event with appropriately limited participants on Friday, October 1, 2021 and Saturday, October 2, 2021.

We couldn't have gotten this far without your help...
but we must continue to be vigilant!

NYC REMAC: Public Notice of Proposed Revisions to the Prehospital Treatment Protocols

The REMAC of New York City has proposed revisions to the current regional Prehospital Treatment Protocols. You can review them here.

COVID-19 Update

Here is where to get official information and guidance from the NY State and NY City health departments regarding the current Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Here is where to get official guidance from the CDC.

NYC Emergency Management COVID-19 PPE Request Form - 3/19/20
Click HERE to open Word version of the form that can be downloaded and completed.
Completed requests should be sent to Scott Chiang, Emergency Management Coordinator, NYC REMSCO at [email protected]
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Agencies should ensure EMS providers are aware of the Protocol and response vehicles have a supply of the Patient Not Transported handouts with the local health department COVID-19 hotline number inserted.

This EMS protocol has been approved by the New York State Commissioner of Health and should be implemented in all regions. 

Noteworthy News

Certified EMS AgencyInformation Update Form Download here.
Submit an update to the Bureau of EMS & Trauma Services for your agency if your location, mailing address, chief of operations or contact information / phone numbers change. Also send a copy to you local Regional EMS Council. A copy to NYSVARA at [email protected] would also be appreciated.

The Legislative & Government Affairs Committee has released a Discovery Reform Memo. Read it here.

Recent Agency Releases

In compliance with any confidentiality requirements, links to the material listed below are NOT being provided.
  • NYC REMSCO Advisory 2021-02: Mutual Aid Emergency Expansion of Operating Territory for volunteer ambulance agencies–Limited to COVID‐19 Activities–REVISED
  • NYS BEMS Policy Statement 21-02: Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
  • NYC REMSCO Advisory 2021-01: COVID-19 Related Emergency Expansion of Operating Territories for VAC's
  • NYS DOH: Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination
  • NYS DOH: Health Advisory: Universal Use of Eye Protection
  • NYC REMAC Advisory 2020-17-A: MANDATORY NYC REMAC Online Protocol Update Training (SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION)
  • NYC REMAC Advisory 2020-17: MANDATORY NYC REMAC Online Protocol Update Training
  • NYC REMAC Advisory 2020-15: Updated Appendix R STROKE CENTER DESTINATIONS
  • NYS BEMS Policy Statement 2020-07: Interim Guidance for EMS Education Courses.
  • NYS BEMS Policy Statement 2020-01: Course Funding – Course Sponsors and EMS Agencies