2016 EMS Week Resources and Sample Proclamation

Happy EMS Week!
You will receive congratulations this week from many sources, including President Obama (who issued the EMS Week Presidential Proclamation on Friday) as well as our close partners, the hospitals of the region.  Please also accept the thanks of Greater Miami Valley EMS Council for all that you do.

If your agency hasn't already, we hope you'll consider adapting the proclamation sent out by GMVEMSC PR Committee Chair, Bryan Adams, and having it issued by your community.  A draft proclamation is at the bottom of this email.

In addition to all the many celebrations of this week, there is one that will actually occur next week:  the Greater Miami Valley EMS Council Meeting at 2 PM, Tuesday, May 24.  This will be a very special meeting.  We've booked a different location for this meeting so there will be room for many to attend.  More information will be out on the listserv in just the next few days, but put the meeting on your calendar.  It will include an opportunity to see some of the people who have contributed to the long and rich history of our Council, and who have had major roles in making EMS in our region what it is today.  We will also present our annual awards, so make sure to attend!

Plan to be there!

David N. Gerstner, President
Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

Last Call for Nominations- Norma Dittrick and Tom Long Awards

Deadline extended until 12:00 Monday May 16th, 2016

Please submit nominations for worthy recipients of the following awards:

Norma Dittrick Extra Measure of Service Award

Categories of Submission

Provider- an individual (FR, EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P) providing direct care to patients.

Administration- an individual who serves in an administrative role, to include fire chiefs, assistant chiefs, EMS coordinators, secretaries, and support personnel.

Organization- a group of personnel who together performed specific EMS tasks or operations.

Major 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 nominees contribution to improvements in the health care delivery system.

Contribution to Community
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 group that were considered exceptional.

Identify individuals or groups growth in service toward EMS.

Tom Long Lifetime Achievement Award

Is presented to an individual who has made a life-long contribution to the high quality of emergency medical services in the greater Miami Valley. The first recipient was Tom Long, who served as the EMS Coordinator for more than 30 years at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH.

Please reply to Bryan.Adams@daytonohio.gov with nominations, making sure to note the circumstances supporting the nomination based on the above criteria.

Awards will be presented at the GMVEMSC Meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 24th at 1400.

GMVEMSC Office Relocation and Address Change

The Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association is relocating to a new office space effective Monday, May 16th and as a result the GMVEMSC will be moving also.  The move will be taking place Wednesday, May 11th through Friday, 13th .

Although we will no longer be located in the offices at the 2 Riverplace address after May 13th the following meetings are scheduled to take place there during the month and will still be held at that location:

Tuesday, May 10th – 11:30 a.m. - Standing Orders Committee
Thursday, May 19th – 12:00 p.m. – Education Committee

*Please note, the full Council meeting is scheduled to take place on May 24th at 2:00 p.m. but it will be held at a different location, that information will be included in the meeting notice when it is sent out.

Effective May 16th the new address is as follows (please update your records to reflect the change):
241 Taylor Street
Suite 130
Dayton, Ohio 45402

**The phone numbers and fax number will not change.

QI Committee Survey

The GMVEMSC Quality Improvement Committee would like to better understand how EMS departments perform clinical reviews, if any. We would like someone from your organization to complete this small survey.

Chris L. Brock
Fairborn FD
QI vice chair

Ohio Division of EMS, EMFTS Board and the Ohio ACEP Host 16th Annual Star of Life Awards

Premier event recognizes and honors Ohio’s excellent prehospital providers

the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) and the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (Ohio ACEP) will join forces and host the 16th Annual EMS Star of Life Awards ceremony in observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 15-21).

“An estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year, with approximately 1 million emergency runs for EMS in the state each year,” said Ohio EMS Executive Director Mel House. “EMS teams are ready to provide critical, lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; with many of our first responders being volunteers.” 

National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."

The ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 18, 1p.m. in the ODOT Auditorium at 1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio.

The theme "EMS STRONG: Called to Care…"exemplifies the commitment and dedication of the 750,000 EMS providers nationwide, and the more than 34,000 in Ohio, who provide an essential community service every day.

For in-depth coverage of the ceremony that day, watch live  at www.ems.ohio.gov, become a fan on Facebook by searching Emergency Medical Services or follow us on Twitter at OHIO_EMS.