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Chester County EMS Message Center

Sounding The Siren on Ambulance Services

Please see the attached article from the September 2017 Borough News on the current status of many of the EMS Services in the Commonwealth.


Leadership Awards and Scholarships Available for Emergency Responders

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation (YLD) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Leadership Awards and Scholarships. The awards are in memory of Deputy Fire Chief James G. Yvorra, Emergency Medical Technician Donald E. Sellers, and Chief John M. Eversole. The program is open to members of Emergency Services organizations such as Fire & Rescue Departments, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management Agencies, Homeland Security, and members of the U.S. active duty military, and National Guard who have an emergency preparedness and response job description; e.g. firefighter, medic, disaster preparedness, etc. Annual awards are approximately $2,500 each. Special awards of greater value may be issued for leadership development related projects proposed by individuals or groups. Since 1989, YLD has awarded $148,000 to over 93 award recipients. To request an application go to http://www.yld.org and click on "Application". The deadline for applications is October 30, 2017 and awards are made before January 1, 2018.


IAB Recommendations on Selection and Use of PPE and Decontamination Products for First Repsponders Against Exposure Hazards to Syntheric Opioids

Please find attached a newly adopted IAB publication, Recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues. This document establishes guidance for personal protective equipment selection and use, decontamination, detection, and medical countermeasures for first responders who may be exposed to opioids in the course of their occupational activities. This paper has been uploaded to the IAB public website (link below). The Program Office will distribute this paper via our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and outreach distribution list in the coming days. These documents are considered public and may be distributed as you see fit. Recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues https://www.interagencyboard.org/sites/default/files/publications/IAB%20First%20Responder%20PPE%20and%20Decontamination%20Recommendations%20for%20Fentanyl.pdf Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you, IAB Program Office Steve Carroll Battelle The InterAgency Board (IAB) Program Office 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 601 | Arlington, VA 22202 Office Phone: 703.413.7281 www.interagencyboard.org


PA EMS Information Bulletin 2017-08

Please see the attached bulleting from PADOH in reference to WannaCry ransomeware cyber attack


Harris Online Training

Chester County DES is finalizing the process of creating user accounts for each Fire/EMS agency in the County for the Harris Technical University. This account will allow each responder agency access to custom online interactive training for your Harris Radio equipment. Each account needs to be associated with an email account, and DES is asking that you verify the email address on the attached document contains the correct email account to be used for your agency. If you wish to change the contact email for this purpose please send corrections to breinert@chesco.org by April 14th, 2017.


Who to Call - DES Staff Directory

Please see the attached letter from Director Kagel and Who to Call - Chester County Department of Emergency Services Staff Directory


EMS Bulletin Issued


Battery Care and CC Scan Documents

The attached documents provide information for Battery Care and CC Scan for the new Harris Radio system.


Recent News from the Gallery

Jul 14, 2017

2017 Chester County EMS Council, Inc. Awards Ceremony

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