General News


EmergyCare Receives Statewide EMS Agency Award

Saturday evening, PEHSC announced the 2013 Statewide EMS Awards.  The 2013 Large Agency Division EMS Agency of the Year is EmergyCare. Congratulations to EmergyCare for this accomplishment.


Posted: 11/25/2013


Jan 1, 2014 EMS Reentry Deadline

EMS Information Bulletin. An EMR or EMT that is currently expired has until December 31, 2013 to complete the current reentry process.  Effective 1/1/14, the new EMS System Act reentry requirements will be effective, which includes testing and coned requirements. Contact Melissa Thompson,  mthompson@emmco.org for more information.


Posted: 10/31/2013


EMS Safety Conference

November 2, 2013 @ Edinboro VFD.  8 AM - 4:30 PM. Breakfast & Lunch included. Six (other)PA DOH Coned Credits awarded. Cost $20.00. Credit Card registration online, www.emmco.org, "Events". Mail-in deadline is Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.


Posted: 10/25/2013


EMS Systems Act Regulations

Pa's EMS System Act's regulations are now published.  April 10, 2014 is when most take effect. Download Here


Posted: 10/11/2013


Annual Report Released FY 12-13

EMMCO West Board of Directors have released fiscal year 12-13 annual report.


Posted: 9/16/2013


Primary Stroke Centers Identified

Effective July 28, 2012, Act 54, Pennsylvania's Primary Stroke Center designation legislation was enacted.  Reference Statewide Protocols 706 and 181. UPMC Hamot, St. Vincent Hospital, Meadville Medical Center, & UPMC Northwest (Statewide Centers) have been identifed as Primary Stroke Centers within the EMMCO West region.

 New PA Department of Health Primary Stroke Center Page http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/hospital/14149/primary_stroke_center/1216488 


Posted: 9/5/2013


IRRC Releases Final Regulations Draft

Go to IRRC Regulations Draft Final . The final draft of Act 37 regulations are identified, along with the timeline of the process.


Posted: 7/18/2013


Richard Gibbons, Jr. New BEMS Director

 Newly appointed BEMS Director Richard Gibbons, Jr (Dick) and Martin Raniowski (Deputy Secretary of Health) conversing at Symposium 2013.  Congrats to Dick on his appointment as PA Department of Health's BEMS Director.


Posted: 7/17/2013


New Coned Office Operation Specialist

 EMMCO West welcomes Coned Office Operation Specialist - Kaylen Redmond  support@emmco.org


Posted: 7/2/2013


EMMCO West's Utility Response Vehicle

Crawford County Commissioners & LEPC recently approved the transfer of their utility truck to EMMCO West.                                     EMMCO West plans to use the utility truck to support emergency preparedness operations within the region. Article  


Posted: 6/21/2013


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