• Ambulance/Air Transport Ambulance, Helicopter, Fixed Wing Ambulance/Air Transport
  • Fire Fire Departments/Districts, Search & Rescue Fire
  • Law Enforcement Police, Sheriffs, Security Law Enforcement
  • Hospitals/Outpatient Hospitals, Urgent Care Facilities,Outpatient Services Hospitals/Urgent Care
  • Physicians Names, office phone, hospital affiliations Physicians
  • Nursing Care Nursing Homes & Rehabilitation, Home Care Agencies, Hospice Facilities Nursing Care
  • Local/State/National Resources Government, Non-government, Commercial Local/State/National Resources
  • Emergency Shelters Schools, colleges, other public and private buildings and facilities Emergency Shelters

By listing and maintaining current contact information, these types of organizations can help save lives.

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Training for new NYS DOH CLI & CIC exams

As the Bureau of EMS is moving to a new process for certifying and recertifying EMS instructors, they are developing information to assist instructors to prepare for the new exam, which is based on educational principles rather than EMS content.  

NYS DOH Bureau of EMS has provided a 20 minute video that will update instructors on the new CLI and CIC exams.

The video is located in a moodle site at:

The video can be found under "Courses", "Instructors", and then "New Instructor Exams".

Many instructors have also found it useful to go through the BEMS CIC Addendum Course found in the Instructor section of the site.  The course is split up in to several modules and is used for all new CICs as well.

2016 EMS Memorial

STEP Conference 2016 Schedule


STEP Awards 2016


Each year at the STEP Conference the following awards may be presented based on nominations from the first response agencies in the community.  Nominations for any of the awards should be  mailed by March 1st. (Please include a contact email or phone number for further information or to make a notification that the nominee has been chosen.) Send the information to:

STEP Conference Committee

c/o 23 Donna Marie Circle

Rochester, NY   14606

Alternatively, it can be emailed as an attachment to:

Chloe Alexson Scholarship

The Dr. Chloe Alexson Scholarship Award is intended to award an outstanding emergency service person a full conference registration to attend the STEP Annual EMS Conference in the year nominated.  Nominations can be made by the leadership of any emergency service agency on agency letterhead and should include supporting information based on any of the following criteria:

  • Leadership in the nominating organization
  • A significant contribution to the organization or the public health/safety community in general
  • Exemplary performance during the first year of service by a new member         

STEP looks forward to honoring the Dr Alexson, a valued long time member of STEP who died in 2014, by presenting this scholarship to a deserving recipient.

Joanna Award

The Joanna Award was established to honor an exemplary example of teamwork at an incident or in the care of a patient, where a tragic outcome was diverted because of the interaction of involved entities.  It was established by a STEP member whose family members were involved in a terrible crash which took the efforts of several agencies to save their lives.  Past awards have paid tribute to excellent interactions between EMS, fire agencies, law enforcement, community groups and citizens. A nomination for this award can be made by anyone in the health/public safety community by submitting a letter with the supporting information as noted above.

Lloyd Levy Award

Dr. Lloyd Leve, a Orthopedic surgeon, for many years was Vice President of STEP and a member of the Education Committee of MLREMSC in the early days of both of those groups. This award was established many years ago and is given for outstanding service to the EMS Community over the length of the nominee’s career.  A nomination for this award can be made by anyone in the health/public safety community by submitting a letter with the supporting information as noted above.

New NYS Hemorrhage Control Protocol

NYS DOH has released the following new Hemmorhage Control protocol.

It will soon be available on the Department's Website at


NYS DOH Ebola Update

The following changes to the NYS DOH ebola policies for EMS were released on 10/18/15.

Contact Dan Clayton or Rich Brandt at (518) 402-0996 with any questions or concerns.

STEP ROCs the Day!

Thank you to all of those who contributed to STEP during ROC the Day!! Your contribution will be put to good use in funding STEP's projects including the annual conference, the website, and the history archives at the Rochester Academy of Medicine.


ESD Newsletter November 2015

STEP Conference 2016 - Save the Date!


Preparedness and Response Tools/Resources Page

The Finger Lakes Regional Trauma Center (FLRTC) website ( hosts many training and preparedness resources for NYS Health Emergency Preparedness Coalitions.  A major resource, especially in time of disaster, is the NYS Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition’s: Preparedness and Response Tools/Resources Page.  Links on the page include:

96 Hour Sustainability
Active Shooter              
Alternate (Crisis) Standards of Care  
Disaster Mental Health
Disaster Triage
eFINDS (Evacuation of Facilities in Disaster Systems)
Emergency Preparedness Apps for iPhone/Tablet (including Red Cross, FEMS, etc)
Faith Based
General Preparedness
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Hospital Command Center
IT/Cyber Security
National Incident Management System (NIMS/ICS)
Personal Preparedness
Public Health
Storm/Natural Disasters

The link to the Preparedness & Response Tools/Resource Page (and the other links contained within) has now been added in the lower portion of the ESD’s education page along with several other national, state and public safety resources.  Additionally there is a link to regional disaster work plans from the FLTRC site. Check them out at



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