General News

EMS Education Outreach Specialist Position Available

EMMCO West is accepting letters of intent and resume for an EMS Education Outreach Specialist Position. Click Here for details. Submission before March 24, 2017. Attention Executive Director.

Posted: 3/2/2017

Spring 2017 EMS Instructor Course Announced

EMMCO West is coordinating an EMS Instructor Course in April 2017 at the Sharon Hospital School of Nursing, Sharon, PA. Click Here for program information

Posted: 2/7/2017

TRAIN National Site Updated & Login for PA TRAIN

PA TRAIN users that login to the TRAIN National site will need to select "Classic TRAIN" to have access to PA TRAIN OR click on to the PA TRAIN site

Posted: 1/30/2017

Attention ALS Providers

Please make sure you are checking the dates on your status reports.  If you read through it, you will see the dates that con ed counts towards your current cert period.  It will look like the image below:

If you have any questions, please call our office.  

Posted: 12/5/2016

New Courses Posted to PA TRAIN

New PA Con-ed Courses have been posted to the PA TRAIN website. Click Here

Posted: 11/21/2016

Urgent Recall MAD - Atomizers for Naloxone

Click Here for recall notice for MAD-Atomizers used to administer Naloxone (Narcan) News Story

Posted: 11/7/2016

Con Ed Sponsors

We still have Sponsors that did not show up for any of the four Con Ed Link Sessions - I can not approve your course registrations until you attend a training.  I understand that things happen, which is why I schedule two more sessions - this will be it until after April, this means if you do not make one of these two sessions - you will not be able to run con ed classes until you do (sometime after April).

Two sessions are:

Nov. 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - EMMCO Office

Dec. 2, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - EMMCO Office

Please email me at and let me know which one you will be at.  I did send emails out today for this, if you did not get an email, this means you have not updated your Sponsor Information, I will need you to do that as well. 

Thank you.

Posted: 10/21/2016

Con Ed Requirements

Please make note that con ed requirements have changed, due to the rules & regulations that were released 10/12/2013.  Begining with January 01, 2017 expiring practitioners - you will need to complete the following credits to renew:

EMR 16 Total Credits with 12 being Clinical Patient Care credits

EMT 24 Total Credits with 18 being Clinical Patient Care credits

AEMT 36 Total Credits with 27 being Clinical Patient Care credits

Paramedics 36 Total Credits with 27 being Clinical Patient Care credits

PHRN 36 Total Credits with 27 being Clinical Patient Care credits

PHE 36 Total Credits with 27 being Clinical Patient Care credits

PHP 36 Total Credits with 27 being Clinical Patient Care credits

Please log into the EMS Registry to make sure you have the required credits. 

Posted: 10/14/2016

Third & Final Notice - Sponsors

Con Ed Sponsors
While most of you have gotten back to me and selected a training date/time, some of you have not.  A huge Thank you to those that have!

For those that haven't, please note that due staff having large projects this year, including Symposium 2017, we will be unable to schedule 1 on 1 training for Con Ed Link until after April.  If you wish to continue as a con ed sponsor, you need to attend one of the below trainings, not attending will impact your ability to get con ed processed.  The final day for me to process the way we have been will be Oct. 31 by 4 PM.  Anything received after this will not be processed unless you use the Con Ed Link system.
As of Nov. 1, 2016 - we will be using Con Ed Link to process all con ed for our region.
We are having the following training sessions, please contact me to let me know which session you will be at before Oct. 13th.
Sessions are:
Oct 19 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EMMCO Office
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EMMCO Office
Oct 20 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM UPMC Hamot
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM UPMC Northwest
Please call 814-337-5380 or email me at
If you have not received an email from 09/30/2016 or 10/07/2016 - please contact our office and update your information. 
Thank you!

Posted: 10/13/2016

Recertification Reminder

Reminder cards have been sent out for January 1, 2017 Practitioners.  If you do not receive your reminder card by Oct. 15, 2016 and intend on keeping your certification, please contact our office to update your information.  Those that expire in this quarter have been posted on the Recertification page under Education.  Thank you. 

Posted: 10/11/2016

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