#GMVEMSC: GMVEMS Council Meeting - Tuesday, January 28th - 2:00p.m.

Good afternoon,

The next meeting of the GMVEMS Council is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28th at GDAHA.


In preparation for the meeting, attached please find an agenda and the draft minutes from the November 26, 2019 meeting.

Please let me know if you have any questions.





Sandy Lehrter

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council


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a: 241 Taylor St. Suite 130 Dayton, OH 45402



#GMVEMSC Training: FW: Jan 30 Free Webinar - How To Use Code A0998 To Receive Payment



Learn to use Code A0998 to receive payment for Community Paramedicine Services

Thursday, January 30 — 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central (2-3 p.m. ET)



Community Paramedic


Anthem supports the growing and important role community paramedics play in facilitating better health care delivery. In 2018, for example, Anthem became one of the first major insurers to reimburse EMS providers for providing medically appropriate care on-site or at-home, rather than relying on transportation to the ED as basis for payment. This updated policy, known as Code A0998, represents one of several ways Anthem is committed to advancing community paramedicine to drive more comprehensive care. 


To learn more about Code A0998 and Anthem's community paramedicine efforts, we invite you to join The Evolving Role of Community Paramedicine webinar on January 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central (2-3 p.m. ET). We hope to see you there!





Webinar Hosts


Chris Cebollero

Chris Cebollero, President/CEO of Cebollero & Associates

Jay Moore

Jay Moore, Senior Clinical Officer for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kevin Spratlin

Lt. Kevin Spratlin, MS, NRP, Memphis Fire Department's Healthcare Navigator Program









NAEMT | PO Box 1400, Clinton, MS 39060-1400



Laura E. Clark, BSN, RN, Paramedic, EMSI

Research Committee Chair

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council


#GMVEMSC Training: FW: Stepping On

STEPPING ON Evidence Based Fall Prevention Paired Facilitator Training.


There is a FREE three-day training coming up at Miami Valley Hospital March 4-6th 2020.

Details and registration link are attached.

Limited paired training spots are available.

Please read requirements for training as this is a training to have you quickly turn around and roll out this program to seniors in your community.


This training is free due to HHS funding to ODH.

All details should be covered in the flyer as well as the registration link.



Laura E. Clark, BSN, RN, Paramedic, EMSI

Research Committee Chair

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council



#GMVEMSC: FW: Register for the FREE Community Paramedicine Training Collaborative on March 12 today!

The Ohio Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition is hosting a FREE, one-day training collaborative on Community Paramedicine on March 12, 2020 from 9:30 to 3:30 pm.  The event will be held in Dublin, Ohio at the Ohio University Campus, 6805 Bobcat Way.  Join us to learn about the different models and types of community paramedicine programs and discuss how these programs are making an impact, addressing barriers, and reaching vulnerable older adults and others in their communities.  


The training collaborative will feature speakers from four established, effective paramedicine programs being implemented across the state.  Attendees will hear from the City of Akron Fire Department, City of Monroe Fire Department, City of Upper Arlington Fire Division, and Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS about their innovative programs.  Small group sessions will help attendees discuss ways to build or enhance programs in their communities.   

Please consider sharing this opportunity with the fire departments, EMS, public health, and other partners in your community.  To register, please use the link below.  Space will be limited so sign up today.  Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Fries at elizabeth.fries@uchd.net or 937-645-2031.



Elizabeth Fries

Deputy Director of Health Promotion and Planning

Union County Health Department

940 London Ave. Suite 1100

Marysville, Ohio 43040





A nationally accredited health district since March 2017.




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#GMVEMSC Jobs: Employment Opportunity - Xenia Fire


City of Xenia Position Announcements:  


The City of Xenia is accepting applicants for lateral entry Firefighter/Paramedic positions.


o    Must be a citizen of the United States;

o    Must be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment;

o    Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent;

o    Must be certified with the State of Ohio as a Level II Firefighter;

o    Must be certified with the State of Ohio as a Paramedic;

o    Must be able to obtain Fire Safety Inspector certification within six months of appointment;

o    Must hold current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Testing) card or equivalent at time of appointment;

o    Must hold a valid Ohio driver's license and be insurable under the City insurance;

o    Must be of good character with a good credit rating and no police record of arrests for a felony or a misdemeanor involving violence or moral turpitude.

Qualified applicants may submit an employment application via mail to Jackie Potter, Human Resources Department, 107 E. Main Street, Xenia, Ohio 45385 or via email to jpotter@ci.xenia.oh.us.

Lateral entry wages are determined based on experience and years of service. If you have specific questions about lateral entry please contact Jackie Potter, Human Resources Director, at 937-376-7273 or via email at jpotter@ci.xenia.oh.us.



Jeff Bruggeman, Captain

Xenia Fire Division

225 E. Main Street

Xenia, OH 45385

Office: 937.376.7281

Cell: 937.681.4821

Voicemail: 937.347.1720



#GMVEMSC: Wuhan Coronavirus

Attached is a locally developed informational bulletin regarding the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, and a Health Update from the CDC.


We recommend EMS personnel use due diligence with all potentially contagious patients.  Remember that this is peak flu season.  The same precautions to protect yourself from this coronavirus will protect you from influenza, as well.



                           David N. Gerstner

                           MMRS/RMRS/EP Coordinator

                           Department of Fire  I  City of Dayton

                           300 N. Main St.  I  Dayton, Ohio 45402

       Office 937.333.4551  I  Fax 937.333.4561  I  www.daytonohio.gov

       24/7 Pager: 937-227-8705 or E-mail 9372278705@archwireless.net
       Cell  937.776.4410

                          david.gerstner@daytonohio.gov  http://DaytonMMRS.org





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#GMVEMSC Training: FW: 2020 Greater Cincinnati EMS Symposium

All, (please forward as you see fit)


You are cordially invited to the 2020 Greater Cincinnati EMS Symposium on March 3rd at the Anderson Center in Anderson Township! This is a FREE CE event with 6 hours of EMS CE’s including many physicians from local area hospitals. This event is presented by the Greater Cincinnati EMS Coordinators Committee and The Health Collaborative. Attached you will find an invitation flyer with a QR code and link that will take you to our Eventbrite registration page. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided! Please join us for this multidisciplinary educational event.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me or any of your local area EMS Coordinators.

Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                  


Lauren Duffy NREMT-P

EMS Program Manager

UC Health-West Chester Hospital

7700 University Drive

West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 513-298-8852

Mobile: 513-479-2308

Fax: 513-298-8889





#GMVEMSC: FW: 2020 Star of Life Award Nominations

The EMS Star of Life nominations are now open until February 21, 2020.  It is the 20th anniversary!!  The nomination packet is attached and can also be found at www.ems.ohio.gov . Last year’s awards program can be viewed in the lower right-hand corner.


Please share with your EMS/fire departments.  The awards ceremony will be held on May 20, 2020. 


Award categories include: 

·         EMS Stars – the crew is reunited with the patient at the ceremony.

·         Medical Director of the Year

·         EMS Provider of the Year

·         Agency of the Year

·         Frank Giampetro Educator of the Year

·         Jack B. Liberator Lifetime Achievement Award.


Additionally, the Greater Miami Valley EMS Council would like to remind you:  nominate personnel for our Norma Dittrick Extra Measure of Service Award, and the Tom Long lifetime achievement award!  Here are the criteria for those:

Norma Dittrick Extra Measure Service AwardMajor Contribution to EMS

Demonstrate nominee’s professional integrity and competence in their performance.  Identify specific contribution in which an individual or group performed.  Patient care, technical skill and performance observed at scene(s) which reflect exceptional service in EMS.  Show nominee’s contribution to improvements in the health care delivery system.

Contribution to Community

One who goes beyond the call of duty to provide an “extra measure of service” within the community.  Identify service provided to the community by individuals or groups that were considered exceptional.


Identify individuals or groups growth in service toward EMS.

Tom Long Lifetime achievement award- The Lifetime Achievement Award is designed to recognize outstanding individuals who have made a life-long contribution to the high quality of emergency medical services within the greater Miami Valley.




Michelle Pitstick-Clements

Chair, Public Relations Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH





ohio department of public safety - safety, service, protection


Ohio Emergency Medical Services

Robert L. Wagoner, Interim Executive Director




2020 EMS Star of Life Awards

Ohio’s EMS Providers,

The EMS Star of Life Awards were created by Ohio ACEP and the Ohio Division of EMS to recognize outstanding achievements and to honor those in Ohio’s EMS system whose accomplishments rise above the day-to-day excellence of that system. In 2020 Ohio ACEP and the Division of EMS will be joined by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services in presenting the awards. The program is scheduled for May 20, 2020. The 2020 EMS Star of Life Awards Nomination Packet is attached.

Award categories include:

- EMS Stars                                         

- EMS Provider of the Year                          

- EMS Agency of the Year    

- Frank Giampetro Distinguished EMS Educator

- EMS Medical Director of the Year

- Jack B. Liberator Lifetime Achievement Award

Please review the nomination packet and consider nominating appropriate individuals and/or an agency in one or more of the categories. The deadline for nomination submissions is February 21, 2020.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to honor and recognize the State of Ohio’s exceptional EMS providers! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Division of EMS at (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785.