General News

Information Bulletin EMS Care Clarification

 PA Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services has received complaints regarding administration of oxygen by attendants staffing stretcher vans and wheelchair vans in Pennsylvania. The following EMS Bulletin clarifies this practice and this link is a further clarification.

Posted: 5/4/2012

Recall of Epinephrine Injection

American Regent Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000, 1mL Ampules Lot #1395 Due to Discoloration and Small Visible Particles


American Regent is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall to the Retail/Hospital level of the following product: Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000, 1 mL Ampules NDC #0517-1071-25 Lot #1395, Exp Date: July 2012

For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.

Posted: 4/26/2012

EMS Awards 2012

EMMCO West has announced the 2012 EMS Award Applications.  The awards are for EMS Achievement, Volunteer of the Year, and Mentor of the Year.

2012 EMS Awards

Applications should be forwarded to EMMCO West before April 23, 2012.

Posted: 4/10/2012

Clarification Of Defibrillation Dosages

Please click here to review the EMS Information Bulletin 2012-007 regarding the Clarification of Defibrillation Dosages in the Statewide BLS and ALS Protocols.

Posted: 3/27/2012

New QRS Inspection Manual

Effective April 1, 2012 a new QRS Inspection process will be implemented. A copy of the new QRS Manual is posted on Licensure Page.

Posted: 3/19/2012

Job Posting..ESF8 Position

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

EMS and disaster preparedness responsibilities within Northwestern PA.  Position interfaces with public health, regional, and state health agencies.  Additional information, Resume & letter of intent sent to Executive Director, EMMCO West, Inc., Suite 101, 16271 Conneaut Lake Rd., Meadville, PA  16335.  Submission deadline 3/23/12. EOE

Click Here for Job Description /Documents/2012 Emergency Preparedness Specialist(1).pdf

Posted: 3/9/2012

Symposium 2012

They're here!!!

The brochures for Symposium 2012 have arrived!!!  Watch your mailbox for your brochure.  Online registration is available by clicking the Symposium 2012 button on our home page or by going to the events tab. 

Free Con Ed!!!!

Suicide: It Was My Choice Suicide has always been a controversial issue. Many people have strong beliefs surrounding the act of suicide. This class was designed to highlight some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding suicide. Please join us as we examine how one person's choice can effect so many others.

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Posted: 2/2/2012

Defibtech AED

If you have a Defibtech AED, please go to to see if you need an important update.

Posted: 1/13/2012

UPMC NW Level III Trauma Center Status Change

UPMC NW Level III Trauma Center status change as of January 31, 2012

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Posted: 1/10/2012

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