Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Yesterday, STHCS Staff wore purple for #PurpleThursday to raise awareness for Domestic Violence. Our partner for domestic violence services is Connecting Communities in Action (CCA). CCA offers victim services programs to help anyone that has been a victim of domestic violence, and they have a 24-hour hotline number you can call to report domestic violence: 1-888-945-3970. We were happy to show our support for this critical issue that affects so many individuals in the community.
State EMS Council
The New York State Emergency Medical Services Council (SEMSCO) and the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) met in Albany this week. Alicia and I were able to attend via Webex.
Michael T. Benenati, EMS Administrator for LaGrange Fire District in Poughkeepsie, presented on his report entitled “EMS in Crisis: A New York State perspective.” He details how the current EMS system developed over many years used to work very well, but due to many changes in the landscape, the current EMS System is in a crisis.