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2018 NORTHWEST GEORGIA EMS/REGION 1 AWARDS

 

The 2018 Northwest Georgia EMS/Region 1 Awards Banquet was held at the Clarence Brown Convention Center in Cartersville Georgia on March 15, 2018 hosted by Cartersville Medical Center. Pictured above was the recipient of the 2018 Region 1 EMS Service of the Year - Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.  See the News Page for complete results and the photos of the event will be posted on the photo gallery page soon.

GEORGIA CONSIDERS RULE CHANGE TO ALLOW 2 EMTS AS MINIMUM AMBULANCE CREW

Proposed Georgia EMS Rules changes would allow 2 EMTs on ambulances as a minimum. They are only allowing one day for public comment at 2 Peachtree St. at 11:00 on April 9th for the public hearing.

You may also send your comments to be received by the above deadline to:
 

M. Zain Farooqui
Associate General Counsel

Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St, NW, 15th floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW WEBPAGE FOR COURSE AVAILABILITY

A new webpage has been created to give information on EMS course availability. Please click here to access the page

EMS COUNCIL AND RTAC MEETINGS

The Regional Trauma Advisory Committee and Northwest Georgia Region 1 EMS Council will meet at Trinity Baptist Church located at 1170 Rome Road (Georgia Highway 53 just south of Calhoun, GA) on April 25, 2018 on the following schedule:

9:00 - 10:00 EMS-C

10:00 - 11:30 RTAC Council

11:30-12:00 Lunch provided

12:00 - 2:00 EMS Council

FREE EMS SAFETY COURSES HAVE OPENINGS

EMS Region 1 has openings in 4 Grant Funded EMS Safety Courses in the following locations:

Chatsworth, GA -April 13, 2018 

Canton, GA -April 5, 2018

Fort Oglethorpe, GA - April 10, 2018

Waco, GA - April 21, 2018

Contact Randy Pierson at repierson@cherokeega.com to register

TOWN HALL MEETING FOR COUNCIL BYLAWS CHANGE PROPOSAL

On Behalf of Carlton and the Executive Committee of the Region 1 EMS Council, I want to remind everyone of the upcoming Council Town Hall Meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the Council By-Laws.

The first meeting will be this Thursday March 29th at the Bartow County EMA Office 10 Elizabeth St, Cartersville, GA 30120, at 1P

The second Meeting will be held at the Murray Co Fire Training Center 663 Hwy 52, Chatsworth, GA. On Thursday April 5th at 1P.

They encourage every council member, a representative of every EMS Service, RTAC Admins, and Hospitals to send a representative to hear, discuss and provide input to the proposal.

Attached is the draft proposal to review prior to the town hall meeting.

CLICK HERE TO SEE DRAFT

STOP THE BLEED SCHOOL PROGRAM NEWS

As many of you may already know, The GA Trauma Commission and the Governor’s Office is supporting the Stop the Bleed Campaign statewide to train personnel in every school in the State of GA. So far several of our counties have taken the initiative and have either started or completed the training in their respective counties.

However, some counties have yet to start the process. Our goal is to complete this initiative by June 2018 statewide.

Should you have anyone in your organization, or know someone that would be an asset to help us teach this program, please encourage them to email Jaina, Scott and myself that they plan to attend so we know how many to plan for. The training takes about an hour or less depending on the number of attendees.

 

Jaina - Jaina.Carnes@hcahealthcare.com

Scott - sstephens@gilmercounty-ga.gov

David – david.foster@dph.ga.gov

 

Thank you for you attention to this matter.

David Foster

GEORGIA EMS DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TASKFORCE (DART) GUIDELINES V 2016

William Channell is the new Strike Team #2 Strike Team Leader (Floyd, Gordon, Murray & Whitfield Counties) for NW GA EMS DART. He joins Dewayne Wilson (STL 1) Danny West (STL 3) and Carlton Firestone (STL 4) as the DART STL’s…If you are in his Strike team area, please make sure that y’all have each other’s director/supervisor/24 hr contact info in case an activation is needed.

Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 304) has been signed into law by President Trump.

"This life-saving legislation is the product of three years of hard work and patient determination from NAEMSP members, our partners American College of Emergency Physicians and National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and our advocates in Congress," said Dr. Ritu Sahni, Chair of NAEMSP's Advocacy Committee. "We are proud to have led this charge and we will continue to collaborate with the #healthcare community and #advocate for our patients and medical care providers across the nation."

 

Donate to Northwest Georgia EMS Systems Inc. (a 501C3 not for profit corporation). The funds will be used to improve the system, create educational programs for EMS providers and support recognition of EMS Professionals.  You may also mail donations to Northwest Georgia EMS Systems Inc at 500 Riverside Parkway N.W. Rome, GA 30161.

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