General News


Clarification to EMS Scope of Practice

BEMS has issued an information bulletin clarification effective Dec. 5, 2014, for the Paramedic> level scope of practice denoted P*. The rest of the revised scope of practice took effect November 29, 2014  Scope of Practice  Information Bulletin


Posted: 12/5/2014


Infectious Disease Information

The PA Department of Health has issued guidance to ensure EMS is prepared in the event the Ebola disease affects Pennsylvania.  Keep up to date with current reccomendations on our Infectous Disease Information for EMS page. Updated 12/04/2014


Posted: 12/4/2014


Narcan Approved For Public Safety Providers

PA Act 139 allows public safety personnel to administer Narcan to suspected narcotic overdose victims.  See PA Department of Health ISB-004 for information or merader@pa.gov . Narcan Guidance for First Responders  EMS Agreement Form  FAQ   Draft Policy


Posted: 11/17/2014


EMSVO Updates/ Roster Additions

Agencies needing to update or add to their EMSVO roster, please follow the process on our Licensure page.  Any questions, call Kaylen at 814-337-5380.


Posted: 10/23/2014


EMS Safety Conference

  3rd Annual EMS Safety Conference, November 1, 2014,  Ambassador Conference Center, Erie (8 hour NAEMT EMS Safety Course) Credit Card Registration    (Register by October 1, 2014) Information Link


Posted: 9/19/2014


SAVE THE DATE!!!

Clarion Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital will be hosting an EMS Symposium On November 7, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Clarion.  More information to follow.


Posted: 9/16/2014


Updated Regional Stroke Centers

Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie has been added to the Department of Health approved Stroke Centers. Click HERE for a listing of all regional and adjacent stroke centers. 45 min drive time map and additional map information.


Posted: 8/27/2014


EMS Updates - Summer 2014 Edition

EMMCO West's Summer 2014 EMS Updates edition released.


Posted: 8/20/2014


Prehospital Stroke Management

Prehospital Stroke Management - Sponsored by UPMC Prehospital Care

Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Clarion Hospital.

Click here for more information and Registration form.


Posted: 8/14/2014


Regional Education Programs Announced

Fall 2014 Regional Education programs have been announced and are listed on the Education page , Continuing Education page, and Regional Course page.


Posted: 8/12/2014


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