Dear Future EMT Original Participant
EMT Program registration is PENDING DOH APPROVAL. All registrations will be processed when approval comes in. You will receive acceptance notification when all information is processed. PLEASE COMPLETE ATTACHED APPLICATION AND PAPERWORK. This will make the process easier when approval is received.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all forms and responses for the EMT program will be handled electronically.
Once the application is completed and emailed back to me, you will have until September 10th to complete the items on the checklist.
The Student Data form and the Certificate of Residence for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties can now be completed online.
The rest of the information can be sent via email to the parties listed on the form. PLEASE NOTE IN IN YOUR EMAIL THAT YOU ARE AN EMT STUDENT.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me. The best way will be by email, as I am working remotely.
Workforce Readiness Assistant
Please see the attached Travel Advisory from Chief Richardson, Olean City Fire Department. Road Construction on Front Street in the City is in progress and is expected to hinder emergency vehicle traffic that is inbound to Olean General or Route 16 from Route 417, East of the City of Olean.
Emergency vehicles traveling on Route 417 west bound (from East of the City) towards Olean General and/or Route 16 are encouraged to follow the "Emergency Vehicle Route" that is outlined on the attached map. Additionally "Emergency Vehicle Route" signs have been installed along the alternate route.
Construction is expected to be in progress for at least the next 30 days.
Click here for the Travel Advisory.
Click here for the Emergency Vehicle Detour Map.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – The New York State Emergency Medical Services Council and State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee will hold sub-committee meetings as follows:
More information on how to view the meetings will be posted at:
The Bureau Staff asks for your patience as this will be the first time that we are holding our meetings virtually and everyone has been working very hard to make sure they run as smoothly as they can be.
To register for the meetings on Wednesday, August 12 – click here.
To register for the meetings on Thursday, August 13 – click here.
To download the full agenda – click here.
All EMS Providers & First Responders,
I want to thank all of you for your hard work and diligence throughout the COVID-19 period. I have received several compliments from area hospitals about how well our providers have taken appropriate infection control precautions, managed potential COVID patients brought in the ED, donned appropriate PPE. This is reflected in the fact that our providers have transported numerous COVID patients without becoming infected.
While the number of COVID cases across NYS has decreased dramatically, we are still seeing sustained low levels of transmission in the community. Remind all your responders to remain vigilant when responding to calls to ensure appropriate social distancing, limit the number of responders in contact with the patient and family/bystanders, screen patients for COVID symptoms or contacts, and to wear appropriate PPE for all calls. We don't want to see any of our providers exposed to the virus.
Attached you will also the NYS DOH guidance for healthcare workers returning to work after travel or exposure to a COVID person. This document provides appropriate precautions and timeframes for EMS providers in these circumstances.
Thanks again for all your continued efforts throughout the pandemic.
Brian M. Walters, D.O., FACEP, FAAEM