New QRS Inspection Manual

Effective April 1, 2012 a new QRS Inspection process will be implemented. A copy of the new QRS Manual is posted on Licensure Page.

Posted: 3/19/2012

Link To PA Bulletin regarding Act 37 Draft Regulations


To access the entire document, use the menu at the top or bottom of the screen and depress NEXT. The comment period ended November 29, 2011.

EMMCO West will collect comments and forward them onto the Bureau of EMS on behalf of our region’s providers. Anyone wishing to comment on the draft regulations is asked to forward comments to bill@emmco.org

Posted: 11/14/2011


Below is a link to the statement from Dr. Kupas regarding the use of the King LT.

King LT Airway


The Department of Health has notified the regional EMS councils that OSHA requires each service to offer the H1N1 vaccine to all its members. If a member refuses the vaccination, below is a link to a sample refusal form.

Declination of H1N1 Influenza Vaccination

Posted: 11/15/2010


Use the following link to obtain more information about the FCC mandate for January 2013 in regards to the migration of the current broad banded radio system to a narrow banded radio system.

Click here for more information

New BLS/ALS Protocols Announced

The PA Department of Health has released new BLS/ALS protocols dealing with Blast Injuries.

Click Here To Download

Posted: 9/15/2009

EMS Systems Act - Act 37

The passing of the new EMS system act, Act 37, will take effect over the next several years. There are some components that went into effect on August 18, 2009, when Governor Rendell signed the Act. Other components take effect February 1, 2010. A majority of the new Act will take effect February 2012, once the rules and regulations are approved and implemented.

Beginning this coming Spring, draft copies of the rules and regulations will be discussed during statewide town hall meetings. EMMCO West has been advised that at Symposium 2010, a town hall meeting will be conducted by the Bureau of EMS Director, Joseph Schmider.

During October through December, EMMCO West will be conducting town hall meetings to orient EMS stakeholders to the new EMS Act. The EMS act can be downloaded by clicking here.

Document Archive

Senate Resolution 60 Commission Report

House Bill 911 - Emergency Services

House Bill 1131 - Municipality Codes (Passed)

House Bill 1133 - Municipality Codes (Passed)

House Bill 1134 - Municipality Codes (Passed)


Posted: 8/18/2009


The revised EMS Systems Act was signed by Governor Edward Rendell. Act 37 will be phased in over the next 2 years.

Download Act 37 (SB 240) Here

Posted: 2/19/2009

12 Lead Project Operational

EMMCO West's regional 12 lead EKG transmission project has become operational at 2 hospitals and 3 ALS services.

Click Here For Additional Information

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