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Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council, Inc.
Policy Statement
Certified Lab Instructor

Purpose:
The policy is intended to identify the expectations for Certified Lab Instructors employed by the FLREMSC.

Scope:
All Certified Lab Instructors (CLI)

Policy:
All Certified Lab Instructor Candidates will be required to complete a minimum of a combination of two supervised Basic EMT/AEMT/CC Original courses as a Practical Work Instructor with a Certified Instructor Coordinator.  Each candidate will be provided a complete packet of information delineating the expectations and responsibilities of the position.  Written evaluations with strengths and opportunities for improvement will be discussed with each candidate throughout the program.  The CLI candidate is expected to attend all labs.  The CLI candidate must complete all required hours designated by the NYS DOH BEMS.  The CLI candidate must complete all requirements to become a CLI according to NYSDOH BEMS Policy.  All CLI Candidates and evaluations must be reviewed by the FLREMSC Training and Education Committee Members.  CLI candidate must intern with a Finger Lakes Region CIC. 

Approved :  
 9/23/13

Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council, Inc.
Policy Statement
Certified Instructor Coordinator
 

Purpose:
The policy is intended to identify the expectations for Certified Instructor Coordinators employed by the FLREMSC. 

Scope:
All Certified Instructor Coordinators (CIC)

Policy:
All Certified Instructor Coordinator Candidates will be required to complete a minimum of a combination of two supervised Basic EMT/AEMT/CC Original courses as a Certified Lab Instructor with a Certified Instructor Coordinator.  Each candidate will be provided a complete packet of information delineating the expectations and responsibilities of the position.  Written evaluations with strengths and opportunities for improvement will be discussed with each candidate throughout the program.  The CIC candidate is expected to attend all presentations and labs.  The CIC Candidate must complete all required hours designated by the NYSDOHBEMS.  The CIC candidate must complete all requirements to be become a CIC according to NYSDOH BEMS Policy.  CIC candidate must complete either the NYSDOHBEMS CIC Instructor Course or the NAEMSE Instructor I Course.  All CIC candidates and evaluations must be reviewed by the FLREMSC Training and Education Committee Members.  CIC candidate must intern with a Finger Lakes Region CIC.   

Approved :  9/23/13
 

ATTENTION ALL EMS PROVIDERS

In May 2012, NYS SEMSCO voted to adopt the National Standards for EMS Education.  What does this mean for you the providers and agencies?  Aside from changing the name of some of the levels of certification, the educational process will be lengthened in most instances, due to additional material being added.  Fall CFR and EMT courses (Originals and Refreshers) will be teaching new standards.  Anyone testing at the CFR or EMT level, beginning with the December 20, 2012 NYS exam will be testing National Standards.  All Course Sponsors EMT CME programs completing on or after December 20, 2012, must conform to standards.  All EMT CME participants who submit for recertification on or after December 20, 2012 must submit a letter from the CIC of record for their agency that the participant has completed all newly developed objectives either through agency based training or through a BEMS Course Sponsor.  For further information and updates, NYS DOH Bureau of EMS has been providing updates via their website.

With the National Standards comes the requirement that all providers either prior to the start of class or as a co-requisite of the class complete the following classes:

Certified First Responders (Original and Refreshers)
        NIMS 100 
       
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 
           
First Responder Awareness Level

Emergency Medical Technician and ALS Providers 
       
NIMS 100 and NIMS 700
       
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 
           
First Responder Awareness Level

The actual definition reads: 
Entry Level Students Need to Be Certified in:  Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standards, 29CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) – First Responder Awareness Level. 

After extensive discussion with NYSDOH Bureau of EMS we find that if the student has a Fire Fighter I Completion Certificate – that includes the necessary HAZWOPER requirements.  The student need only supply the instructor with a copy of the Fire Fighter I Completion Certificate. 

Or a student may complete on line the FEMA On Line Course: IS-5.a  An Introduction to Hazardous Materials – complete the course and present the certificate to your instructor.  (FEMA states course length-10 hours with  an exam.)

OR

Attend one of the Hazardous Materials Awareness for First Responders being offered throughout the Finger Lakes Region this fall.  Attached is a listing of the offerings.  Please register for one of the classes before your practical exam date to be eligible to complete the NYS DOH Practical Examination or to submit your CME Recertification Packet to NYS DOH Bureau of EMS.

REMEMBER


To complete your original, refresher or CME course you must present to your instructor prior to your practical examination the required completion certificates. 

NIMS you can complete on line; Haz Mat Awareness for First Responders has several options. 

Choose which is best for you and get it done. 

 For further questions, please feel free to contact the Council Office at 315-789-0108

NOTICE TO ALL AGENCIES
DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS

EFFECTIVE JUNE 2008

All prior students who have outstanding fund balances to the Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council inc. and have not made restitution will not be able to purchase textbooks, workbooks, supplies, etc. without cash, check, money order, credit card or agency purchase order in hand upon registration for class.  Past balances and new text, supplies, etc. must be paid in full prior to or at the first class. 

Students entering a course with past due balances will not be able to take the practical exam or receive a core recertification completion certificate until past balances are paid in full.

This notice is pertinent for students who have previously attended and dropped a course in the past.       
         

 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL AGENCIES  -ACTION NEEDED


To:                   All FLREMSC EMS and First Responder Agencies
From:               Training and Education Committee
Re:                   Members registered in the CME Based Recertification Program
Date:               July 1, 2010

The NYS DOH Bureau of EMS has issued the following tracking information to us regarding those agencies and individual participants who wish to be enrolled in the CME Based Recertification Program:  

1.       Your agency must have completed the Agency Registration Form and have filed it with the NYSDOH BEMS prior to any participants enrolling in the CME Based Recertification Program.  You must retain a copy of this Agency Registration Form on file.  

2.       Your members who will belong to the CME Based Recertification Program must have filed with the Bureau of EMS the Participant Registration Form prior to their taking any Core Recertification Courses. 

3.      The Bureau now has the capability to track those individuals we voucher for reimbursement.  If they are already registered as a participant in the CME Based Recertification Program, the FLREMSC will be reimbursed according to the state approved rate, dependent on level of recertification. If the student is not enrolled with the state at the time the Council’s voucher is filed, payment will be refused by NYS.  The Bureau is suggesting that the Council request a copy of the student’s completed Participant Registration Form to verify they are in fact a member.     

4.      If payment is refused by NYSDOH Bureau of EMS, because the student is not registered through their agency as a participant, we will then invoice the agency for the reimbursement assigned by the state at that time, based on the level of certification. 

In the past many CME Based Recertification Program Administrators have held all of the information, including the Participant Registration Form, until the EMT is due for recertification.  At that time all paperwork was mailed to the state for a new card to be issued.  Due to the change in the State’s Reimbursement Policy, it is imperative that the Administrator mail all of the Participant Registration Forms immediately upon completion.  Please do not hold them and incur a cost to your agency. 

Please keep in mind that members of your agency can only participate in the CME Based Recertification Program up to the level of certification of the agency.  (I.E. Paramedics cannot refresh through this program if the agency is only certified with NYS at the Basic EMT level).  

Should you have any questions, please contact the Council Office and speak with Donna Spink at 315-789-0108.  Thank you.

SUMMER 2014 SCHEDULE 

Daytime Class - Basic EMT Original - Daytime Class
Tuesday & Thursdays
 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
&
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

5/29/14 - 8/21/14
 
FLCC - Geneva Campus
90 Pulteney St  Geneva, NY

MINIMUM OF 15 STUDENTS REQUIRED FOR EMT ORIGINAL CLASSES    

Daytime Class - Basic EMT Refresher - Daytime Class
Tuessday & Thursday

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
&
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5/29/14 - 8/21/14
 
FLCC - Geneva Campus
90 Pulteney St  Geneva, NY


Basic EMT Refresher
Monday & Thursdays 6:00 PM - 10:00PM
6/2/14 - 8/21/14 

FLCC - Geneva Campus
90 Pulteney St  Geneva, NY

MINIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS REQUIRED FOR EMT REFERSHER CLASSES    

Basic EMT Core
Monday & Thursdays 6:00 PM - 10:00PM
6/2/14 - 8/14/14 
FLCC - Geneva Campus
90 Pulteney St  Geneva, NY

MINIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS REQUIRED FOR EMT CORE CLASSES    

STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT A MEMBER OF AN EMS PROVIDER AGENCY
WILL BE CHARGED A LAB FEE 

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CCEMTP

     Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program
(Original and Refresher Program)

FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
VICTOR CAMPUS CENTER
200 Victor Heights Parkway
Victor, NY  14564

 March 14, 2014 – May 3, 2014

 FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

 8am – 5pm

Tuition/Fees (original):        $948
Out of State Residents or NYS Residents with no Certificate of Residence - $1,812
Lab Fee                                   $200
Text:                              Additional
Refresher Tuition/Fees:            $158
Out of State Residents or NYS Residents with no Certificate of Residence - $302

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  February 28, 2014

Sponsored by The Department of Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  This course prepares paramedics, nurses or physician assistants to become a critical care transport specialist.

For more information contact:
Donna Spink, EMS Programs Coordinator
Finger Lakes Community College,
90 Pulteney St., Geneva , NY   14456

                     
Telephone:  1-800-357-3672                         
Fax:  315-789-5638

E-mail: spinkdm@flcc.edu 
 

Registration form click here (.pdf)

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TRANSITION COURSE


Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council has developed a transition course for those providers who have completed the Core Recertification Program and need the additional CME hours for the new National Standards.  If your card expires after January 1, 2013 and you have not sent your renewal in under the old recertification requirements you will need to take this course.  Those providers who have not started his/her core recertification hourly requirements at this time will not need this course.  You will get the required hours in an EMT Core Recertification course.  Remember all BLS providers must be updated to the National Standards by July 1, 2014 and ALS providers must be updated to the National Standards by July 1, 2015. 

The following times/dates have been designated.  Please look at your calendars and call to register for the class you need.  All hours per location must be attended for credit.  Instructor will not sign your paperwork until Transition Course is paid.    

Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council
FLCC Geneva Campus
6:00PM - 10:00PM for all classes
90 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY
 
June 2, 2014
June 5, 2014
June 9, 2014
June 12, 2014

Last time offering prior to the July 2014 deadline for BLS providers


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US AT:
315-789-0108
or
1-800-357-3672

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 Come Join Us

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

SPONSORED BY:

THE FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Classes start January 2015

For more informtion call:

1 800 357 3672
or
315-789-0108

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Downloadable Course Applications
EMT Basic Training - .pdf format
Intermediate and Critical Care Training - .pdf format 
Paramedic Training - .pdf format
RN To Paramedic Challenge - pdf format

Downloadable Immunization Packets
EMT - .pdf format
Intermediate / Critical Care / Paramedic - .pdf format     

Student information release consent - .pdf format
 
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CME WORKSHOPS
There is a minimum enrollment of 10 students 
or the workshop is subject to cancellation
 
To schedule a workshop contact the office and provide a list of members that will be attending the session.


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IF YOUR AGENCY WOULD LIKE TO HOST A CME CLASS CONTACT THE PROGRAM AGENCY OFFICE:

315-789-0108