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The board of directors for NW GA EMS System Inc are EMS Professionals and Associated Stakeholders from around NW Georgia, whose purpose is to receive and distribute funding from various grants and entities for the primary purpose of providing educational opportunities for EMS Agencies located in the 16-county area of Region 1 EMS/Northwest Georgia. Its other function is to solicit donations and provide payment for associated costs of the annual Region 1 EMS Awards Banquet in Northwest Georgia.

 

The Websites sole purpose is to provide information regarding EMS related information that affects those working in, or associated with, EMS Services, educational entities, and other stakeholders within Northwest Georgia. Some things you may see are information regarding notifications from the GA Office of EMS & Trauma or Regional OEMS office, the NW GA EMS Council, and/or contacts for NW GA EMS Systems Inc, the NW GA EMS Council, the Region 1 OEMS office and/or the GA Office of EMS. This information is solely for assisting these organizations with dissemination of information.

Questions concerning this website or NW GA EMS Systems Inc shall be directed to the Webmaster of this site, and not the Region 1 Office of EMS, GA Office of EMS and Trauma, or the Northwest Georgia EMS Council.

 

DAVID NEWTON NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE GEORGIA OFFICE OF EMS AND TRAUMA

Effective August 15th, 2018, we are pleased to announce that David Newton has been selected and has accepted the position of Deputy Director of the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma. Mr. Newton began working at the Department of Public Health in July of 2017 as the Cardiac Care Registrar, where he has been working on creating the designation process and the patient registries needed for Georgia’s new Emergency Cardiac Care System. Before joining the Department of Public Health, he taught for nearly 15 years in Paramedic initial education programs and had worked in both hospital and pre-hospital settings. He received his Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Georgia in 2009, and he is currently in candidacy for the Doctor of Public Health degree, also at UGA. David’s specific interest is using an evidence-based approach to advance Georgia’s EMS system, from initial education all the way to field providers and their integration with trauma, stroke and cardiac care systems.

KELLY JOINER NAMED DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL EMS SYSTEMS FOR THE OFFICE OF EMS AND TRAUMA

We are pleased to announce that Kelly Joiner has been promoted to the Director of Regional EMS Systems. Mrs. Joiner joined the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma three years ago as the Regional EMS Director for Region 5, which includes the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Montgomery, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson. As the Director of Regional EMS Systems, she will be responsible for the oversight of each of the Regional EMS Directors and the standardization of all activities performed by the Regional EMS offices. Kelly has served the central Georgia EMS community for many years as a Paramedic, and immediately prior to joining the Department of Public Health, she worked at the Medical Center of Central Georgia for seventeen years, first as the Clinical Coordinator for the EMS Department and later as Assistant EMS Director.

 

 

 

 

 

Next year is the 40th anniversary of the formation of the EMS Council. Can you locate any of these people for the celebration at the 2019 EMS Awards Banquet?

ORIGINAL REGION 1 EMS COUNCIL

Established August 15, 1979

 

County:                Member 1                                                           Member 2___________

 

Bartow                 Richard A. Griffin III, M.D.***                     Mrs. Cola Mae Vaughan

 

Catoosa                John O. Wiggins, Attorney                            Roger Bowman

 

Chattooga           Mike Carmon                                                     Herman E. Spivey, M.D.

 

Cherokee            John D. Whitmire                                             Steven Pettit

 

Dade                     Mrs. Patti Connell, RN*                                 Johnny Crabtree

 

Fannin                  Richard Stanley                                                 Robert Graham

 

Floyd                     James M. Kelley, M.D.*                                 Stanley Payne

 

Gordon                John R. McGauley, M.D. *                             W.S. (Buddy) Autry

 

Gilmer                  J.T. Dale                                                               Vacant

 

Haralson              Herman A. Cantrell*                                       Mike Ellis

 

Murray                 Bruce A. Satterfield                                         Larry Ballew

 

Paulding               James H. Benson*                                           Ms. Hallie Few

 

Pickens                 Victor E. Vandegriff                                         Herbert T. White

 

Polk                       Clinton Lester Jr. *                                           Miss Mamie Hammock, RN

 

Walker                  James H. Creel Jr. M.D.* *                             Robert S. Gammon

 

Whitfield             Leonard Whaley                                               Conrad H. Easley, M.D.

 

*** Chairman

** Regional Medical Director

* Executive Committee

 

Health District 1.1 Health Director            Virginia Hamilton M.D.

Regional EMS coordinator                            Frank Tidwell

EMS Project Director                                      David Loftin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

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

 

SCOTT LEWIS NAMED EMS REGION 1 RTAC COORDINATOR

 

Dena Abston and David Foster have announced Scott Lewis, B.S., NRP from Hamilton EMS as the EMS Region 1 RTAC Coordinator. Welcome aboard Scott.

GEMSIS Elite Regional Workshops

 

Target Audience: All EMS Licensed Agencies in Georgia; Directors and Data Managers, EMS Initial Education Program Directors
 

Description: This workshop is for all licensed EMS agencies, whether you use GEMSIS Elite  as your PCR platform or you import into GEMSIS Elite and EMS Initial Education Program Directors

This workshop is to join together to understand and improve our EMS data collection within Georgia’s EMS system.

We will review:

  • NEMSIS and GEMSIS, Data Dictionaries, resources available
  • The differences between NEMSIS and GEMSIS and how they interface.
  • EMS Data; What is the difference between accurate and valid data?  Why is accurate, valid, timely data important. How is the ems data useful at the local, regional, state and national level.
  • GEMSIS Elite usability for the service that uses GEMSIS for their PCR platform and for the agencies that import
  • GEMSIS Elite Report Writer and capabilities for all services
  • CARES data the next development
  • GEMSIS/NEMSIS  future version

All participants should bring a laptop and have a functioning username/password (access) to GEMSIS Elite for your agency prior to the workshop.

Please register for the meeting you would like to attend using the link below.   Lunch will be provided and catering arrangements are based on the number of people registered to attend the meeting.

​These are the dates for each Region:

  • Region 1  - October 2      Clarence Brown Conference Center,                                                                   Cartersville, Ga 
     
  • Region 2 -  October 16    Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center,                                                                           Clarksville, GA
  • Region 3 - ​ November 1    Location TBA
  • Region 4 -  October 3      Coweta County Fairground                                                                                 Newnan, GA
     
  • Region 5 -  November 2   GPSTC                                                                                                               Forsyth, GA
     
  • Region 6 -  August 28       Augusta Marriott Riverfront                                                                                Augusta, GA
     
  • Region 7 -  September 12   Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Hospital                                                Columbus, GA
  • Region 8 -  September 13   Tift Regional Community Events Center,                                                            Tifton, GA
  • Region 9 -  August 29   Coastal Pines Technical College                                                                        Jesup, GA
     
  • Region 10  October 17   Location TBA

All classes times 10:00 am  -  3:00 pm with lunch provided​.  Cost is free.
Watch our website for more details on final locations.

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This Program is made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.
 

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Questions concerning this Grant should be directed to Cathy M. White, Program Coordinator or Kim Littleton, Executive Director.

     

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.

 

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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