General News

EMS System Response Town Hall Meetings

December 21, 2011 Two Locations 1:00 PM Vernon Central VFD & 7:00 PM Columbus VFD

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Posted: 12/7/2011

Link To PA Bulletin regarding Act 37 Draft Regulations

To access the entire document, use the menu at the top or bottom of the screen and depress NEXT. The comment period ended November 29, 2011.

EMMCO West will collect comments and forward them onto the Bureau of EMS on behalf of our region’s providers. Anyone wishing to comment on the draft regulations is asked to forward comments to

Posted: 11/14/2011

State Recognized CPR Programs

Please click here for more information on the recent changes to the CPR Programs recognized by Pennsylvania.

Posted: 11/7/2011

12 Lead EKG Goes Operational

This past year, EMMCO West's Medical Advisory and Communication Committees identified an inability of ALS personnel to transmit 12 lead EKGs to regional hospitals. In order for medical command physicians to identify a treatment plan for a suspected heart attack patient, a 12 lead EKG is needed.

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Below is a link to the statement from Dr. Kupas regarding the use of the King LT.

King LT Airway


Below is a link for the form that must be filled out prior to coming to one of the H1N1 clinics. Please download the form and bring the completed form to the H1N1 clinics. All practitioners attending an H1N1 clinic must register with Melissa to ensure that there is enough vaccine at the clinic.

Consent Form Pa EMMCO

Posted: 11/16/2010


The Department of Health has notified the regional EMS councils that OSHA requires each service to offer the H1N1 vaccine to all its members. If a member refuses the vaccination, below is a link to a sample refusal form.

Declination of H1N1 Influenza Vaccination

Posted: 11/15/2010


EMSOF Funding packets have been mailed out. To access PDF versions of the paperwork, please follow the link below.

FY 2010-2011 Priority List

i drive information

Request letter to services

Posted: 11/2/2010

UPMC Northwest Level III Trauma Center

Effective November 1, 2009, UPMC Northwest, Seneca, PA is a recognized Level III Trauma Center.

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Posted: 11/1/2010


Use the following link to obtain more information about the FCC mandate for January 2013 in regards to the migration of the current broad banded radio system to a narrow banded radio system.

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