General News

Holiday Hours

EMMCO West Office will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Merry Christmas and New Years to our EMS providers & families throughout Northwest Pennsylvania !

Posted: 12/24/2013

2014 Exam Schedule Announced

The 2014 Psychomotor Exam schedules for 4 western PA regional councils has been release. Click Here

Posted: 12/17/2013

EmergyCare Receives Statewide EMS Agency Award

Saturday evening, PEHSC announced the 2013 Statewide EMS Awards.  The 2013 Large Agency Division EMS Agency of the Year is EmergyCare. Congratulations to EmergyCare for this accomplishment.

Posted: 11/25/2013

Jan 1, 2014 EMS Reentry Deadline

EMS Information Bulletin. An EMR or EMT that is currently expired has until December 31, 2013 to complete the current reentry process.  Effective 1/1/14, the new EMS System Act reentry requirements will be effective, which includes testing and coned requirements. Contact Melissa Thompson, for more information.

Posted: 10/31/2013

EMS Safety Conference

November 2, 2013 @ Edinboro VFD.  8 AM - 4:30 PM. Breakfast & Lunch included. Six (other)PA DOH Coned Credits awarded. Cost $20.00. Credit Card registration online,, "Events". Mail-in deadline is Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Posted: 10/25/2013

EMS Systems Act Regulations

Pa's EMS System Act's regulations are now published.  April 10, 2014 is when most take effect. Download Here

Posted: 10/11/2013

Annual Report Released FY 12-13

EMMCO West Board of Directors have released fiscal year 12-13 annual report.

Posted: 9/16/2013

Primary Stroke Centers Identified

Effective July 28, 2012, Act 54, Pennsylvania's Primary Stroke Center designation legislation was enacted.  Reference Statewide Protocols 706 and 181. UPMC Hamot, St. Vincent Hospital, Meadville Medical Center, & UPMC Northwest (Statewide Centers) have been identifed as Primary Stroke Centers within the EMMCO West region.

 New PA Department of Health Primary Stroke Center Page 

Posted: 9/5/2013

IRRC Releases Final Regulations Draft

Go to IRRC Regulations Draft Final . The final draft of Act 37 regulations are identified, along with the timeline of the process.

Posted: 7/18/2013

Richard Gibbons, Jr. New BEMS Director

 Newly appointed BEMS Director Richard Gibbons, Jr (Dick) and Martin Raniowski (Deputy Secretary of Health) conversing at Symposium 2013.  Congrats to Dick on his appointment as PA Department of Health's BEMS Director.

Posted: 7/17/2013

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