General News

Hands on Hands Challenge

In 2015, EMS providers are challenged to invite (1) friend to EMS and educate another in Hands Only CPR.  Click HERE.

Posted: 3/23/2015

EMMCO West Office Closed

Due to the annual educational Symposium, the EMMCO West office in Meadville will be closed on March 19 & 20, 2015.  The office will reopen on Monday, March 23, 2015.  The EMMCO West staff will be at the Ambassador Conference Center, Erie, PA.

Posted: 3/18/2015

BLS Practitioners that expire April 1, 2015

New cards have been sent out.  If you have not received your card, please check your con-ed in the EMS Portal then contact our office to make sure we have the correct address on file.

Thank you.

Posted: 3/5/2015

CPR Card Submission For Renewal of Certification

All certified EMS practitioners are required to submit a current CPR card at the time of their state certification renewal.  See EMSIB 2015-002

The memo also addresses EMSVO credentials and the process that is to be followed if the NEW EMS provider registration card does not list the EMSVO credentials on the card. These process are in effect as of February 24, 2015.

Posted: 2/25/2015

New Scope of Practice

Published in Saturday's PA Bulletin is PA EMS's new scope of practice 2015.  Nov. 2014 scope of practice 

Posted: 1/20/2015



Your status reports along with a letter explaining your new expiration date has been mailed. Please contact our office to update your information if you do not receive yours by January 10, 2015.

Posted: 12/22/2014

FEMA PPE Course Announced

A FEMA PPE course for EMS personnel treating biological events is planned for Jan. 19, 2015 (8 am - 5 pm), Superior Ambulance Service, Grove City. Course Information & Registration  Pre-registration required. Tuition Free. 8 hours Other CEU - PA Department of Health

Posted: 12/16/2014

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 . Narcan Guidance for First Responders  EMS Agreement Form  FAQ   Draft Policy

Posted: 11/17/2014

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