1st Annual Northfield Ambulance Volunteers, Inc. Invitational Golf Tournament!


The Northfield Ambulance Volunteers are excited to announce the 1st Annual Northfield Ambulance Volunteers, Inc. Invitational Golf Tournament, to be held on Sunday September 18th at 12 pm at the Northfield Country Club.  This 18 hole Shotgun start, best ball team tournament is to benefit both the Betty Podgwaite Scholarship and EMS Training Activities.  Fifty percent of all revenue will go to directly benefit the scholarship that the Northfield Ambulance Volunteers established to recognize a graduating Northfield High School student entering a field of study which would benefit the quality of life for the people with whom they work.  This would include but not be limited to emergency medical services, fire service, law enforcement, healthcare or social work.

 
Early bird registration due September 9th:  the fee is $360 for team $90 for individual.   After September 9th and on day of event: the fee is $400 for a team or $100 for an individual; the price includes golf cart, green fees, chicken dinner and awards after completion of the tournament.  There will be both Mulligans and 50/50 available for purchase at the tournament.  Prizes will be awarded to the following teams: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, as well as the Sportsmanship Award (Last Place) and the much coveted Public Safety Award given to the highest finishing team representing a Public Safety Organization.  In addition there will be both longest drive and closest to the pin awards on select holes.

 
If you are interested in participating in the tournament, or would like information on how you can become a hole sponsor for the event, please contact Jeremy at (802)839-5191.  Registration forms are available at the Northfield Country Club, The Northfield Town Office and the Northfield Ambulance Station or by link below.

Vermont EMS week

May 15-21, 2016 

RED Button Below will take you to a the VAD#6 calendar site which lists training, meetings, classes.

Attention Heads of Service

Ambulance license renewal to Joe Aldsworth by Sept 1

The 2017 Vermont EMS Agency License Renewal Applications were mailed out. In an effort to beat the Medicaid deadline for submission of copies of ambulance licenses, we have moved the process up a month. Please complete and submit your application to your District Board by September 1 so that all applications arrive at the EMS Office by October 1. The Board of Health will meet in early November and your new license certificate will be mailed to you soon thereafter.

If you don’t receive your application by Monday 7/25, please let Ray Walker know.

Evaluators Needed 

 for Feb 11th  EMT exam at Barre Voc Center, Spaulding HS

$100 Stipend available

We really need AEMT/Paramedic evaluators.  Can anyone help us out??

Please e-mail Scott Bagg at scott.bagg@cvmc.org if you willing and able to help out. 

May 15-21st is EMS Week! The Vermont Department of Health will be hosting an EMS Day on the State House Lawn on Tuesday, May 17th from 10:30am – 1:30pm to celebrate and highlight the importance of EMS in our communities, and to thank providers for their dedication and service. The rain date will be Friday, May 20.

VAD #6  Service Recognition 2017  Due May 5th

Please submit names, (spelling counts) credentials and years of service for those on your roster who have achieved 20 or 30 years of VT EMS service, (and have not yet been recognized) to margebower@comcast.net

2016 Vermont Healthcare and EMS Preparedness Conference Survey

Please help conference organizers evaluate the success of the 2016 Vermont Healthcare and EMS Preparedness Conference in meeting its educational objectives in a sustained way by answering this short survey.  The questionnaire can be completed by clicking the link provided here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCMPR8G.  Please complete the survey by February 11, 2017.  

Statewide Meetings about Paramedicine in Vermont

Aug 9-12   Click for details

Williamstown Water Polo Tournament 

Free Friendly competition for Fire & EMS

May 20th  130 pm

Williamstown Public Safety building, as part of Memorial Day activities.  See link for more details. 

Reminder:  CVMC ER PREFERS  you transmit your report

via radio whenever possible.

Presented by Meredith Koch, MS, BS, NREMT
​Meredith began volunteering in EMS at the age of 14, quickly finding a passion for patient care and medical
de­vices. She obtained her B.S. in Biology from Boston
​Col­lege and her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a con­centration in Biomechanics from the University of Vermont.

CPR UPDATE 2016


General CPR recommendations: Updated guidelines continue to emphasis high-quality CPR: compressing the chest at an adequate rate and depth, allowing complete chest recoil after each compression, minimizing interruptions in compressions, and avoiding excessive ventilation. The recommended chest compression rate is 100 to 120/min (updated from at least 100/min). The clarified recommendation for chest compression depth for adults is at least 2 inches (5cm) but not greater than 2.4 inches (6cm). Integrated teams of highly trained rescuers may use a choreographed approach that accomplishes multiple steps and assessments simultaneously rather than the sequential manner used by individual rescuers. Where EMS systems have adopted bundles of care involving continuous chest compressions, the use of passive ventilation techniques may be considered as part of that bundle for victims of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). 

The Vermont Healthcare and EMS Preparedness Conferenceis sponsored by the Vermont Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response and Injury Prevention and will be held on October 27-30, 2016 at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel at Mount Snow, in West Dover, VT.  

Our confirmed speaker schedule is posted

Conference Website:     The conference website is here (http://www.vtemsconference.com/).

Trivia night Friday, October 28th

District Six is planning to host training sessions on the SIREN Elite program.  This is the upgrade to the current SIREN system, presented by Emma Gause from the Vermont Department of Health EMS office.

This will be held on November 18th and December 9th at Central Vermont Medical Center in Conference Room 1 & 2 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.  

Anyone interested in attending should complete the survey linked below from Vermont EMS to indicate their planned attendance. 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SIRENElite
Scott Bagg  Training Coordinator  EMS District Six

UPDATED:  Meeting Date Change 3/21/17!  

Training Community Meeting 1800    Board Meeting  1900

(Regular Meeting date  3/14/17 Postponed due to Blizzard)   

NERSA   1 Graves Street, Montpelier, VT 
​(Road to 3 Mile Bridge Rd-Middlesex )

Ask your service leaders if  your service

is an active participant in VAD6 management..

Registration open for EMT class at Norwich University.

Starts January 23  
Mon & Wed 6-10 and every other Sunday 1-5

AEMT and EMR classes ongoing - Join them for CME

Details on training page!

​ACLS and PALS recertification

BTEMS is holding an ACLS and PALS recertification course on January 19th (Thursday) and 25th (Wednesday). 

The course will be held at the Barre Town Office 116 Websterville Road from 0900-1600.  The course fee is $75 per day.  I

Please take the precourse test prior to each class.  
Go to:  www.heart.org/eccstudent
ACLS code: acls15
PALS code: pals15
Bring a copy of the completion certificates.

Course questions or to sign up contact  Jonathan Cullen: jonathanc72@hotmail.com

VAD #6 District Awards Click to Read the Press Release.

Copyright © Vermont Ambulance District 6. All rights reserved.

Please submit your calendar items to:

MargeBower@comcast.net.

REMINDER:  ​If you recertified your National Level in March 2016 but did not renew your VT EMT license, it may have expired. 

Many VT EMT licenses expired June 30, 2016 - CHECK YOURS

Link VT EMS Recertification page.

Vermont EMS District 9    Is proud to present:

Cardiology with David Taube   Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

- David is a well known EMS instructor all over New England.

- He operates and teaches for the Advanced Life Support Institute in Conway NH. 

- David is also the Director of the paramedic program and EMS education coordinator for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Ct. 

- This class will be aimed primarily for the AEMT and Paramedic levels. All levels are welcome.

- The day will include Cardiac A&P, cardiac rhythms, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiac pathophysiology, 12-lead interpretation, case studies and many more cardiac related topics. 

- Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Hartford Fire Station training room

Cost: $75/student​         Class will be limited to 20 students​

To register: email Alan Beebe at abeebe1967@aol.com

Registration deadline: September 30, 2016

District Six Training Meeting 
7/19/16   Tuesday at 19:00 hours at CVMC.  
All District Six Instructor Coordinators should plan on attending.  All District Six Training Officers (and anyone interested) are invited to attend as well.  Pizza will be provided, so please RSVP by 4PM next Tuesday.

​​Save the date:  Special District Training

Tuesday January 24th 6pm-8pm
Norwich University – Kreitzberg Library

 Surviving Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are far more complex than they may initially appear and often affect the younger end of the patient spectrum. A first hand account will be given of how the decisions the paramedics, the trauma team, the surgeons, and rehabilitation providers made led to an L1 paraplegic being able to walk, ski, androck climb again.  Focus on current treatment and protocols.






Downloadable Poster Link

"One of the best EMS training I have ever attended"  Scott Bagg

Open to All EMS providers    Free  
Please RSVP to Scott.Bagg@cvmc.org

A CME District training was held at CVMC on June 18th from 11-2.  Thank you Medical Director Dr. Blum for recruiting this high caliper presentation for the district.

News, announcements, classes training items removed from the active pages are places here, most recent on top, 

We have a lot of very cool events planned for the day, including Sidewalk CPR training, a “50 Years of EMS Museum”, technical team displays/demos, and of course, the presentation of annual EMS awards! This is a great opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual or service, and to share their important contribution to our communities with the public!

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY LINKS

An EMT/AEMT NCCP education course offered by Charlotte Rescue.  
5 Sundays 8-5 starting 2/15/17   $125
Includes ACLS, PEARS, Ice Rescue.   Details click here!

Information about PEPP training materials, particularly how the course topics fit into the NCCP.  PEPP details click here

Vermont EMS Awards will be presented at the State House during National EMS Week– May 15th – 21st, 2016. This year we will be presenting the following traditional awards, including two additional ones: 

  • First Responder Agency of the Year
  • Ambulance Service of the Year
  • BLS Provider of the Year
  • ALS Provider of the Year
  • EMS Educator of the Year
  • EMS for Children Champion of the Year​
  • Vermont EMS Lifetime Award


Please take a moment to review the following criteria and consider nominating an individual or organization you feel is worthy of recognition. 

This is to warn the annual Vt Ambulance district #6 annual meeting will be: Tuesday April 25,2017 at 1900 hrs at NERSA

This meeting is for annual election of officers the election committee will be Steve Tirsch and Doug  Jasman any and all nominations can be made through them or from the floor that night . 
The last day for Virginia Caffin awards will be Tuesday, APRIL 25,2017 by the end of the annual meeting the nominations committee for the award will be Sheila Brown, Lauriebeth Putnam and Dr. Blum. 


The annual meeting is very important and we really need to see a representative from each squad to be present if you cannot be a regular participating member we understand please have your service appoint someone that can play an active role we have come a long way and still have more to go. We have been able to turn the district on solid footing be progressive within the state and continue to build a solid educational delivery system that we all can be proud of. So thank you for a great year and let's continue the progress of building a strong foundation of learning and stability the district needs for the ever changing future and face of EMS.



Emergency Medical Responder Course

Mad River Valley Ambulance Service is offering a First Responder Course open to VAD6 members.

Classes held at MRVAS Station, Rt 100  For Waitsfield

Classes will be Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm.

​Audit available.

For more information contact:  Bob Bower  rbower1907@comcast.net

Notes from the VT EMS Leadership Call this past Thursday, 2/2/17

  • Dr. Wolfson is starting the process for re-evaluating our protocols.  Any consideration for changes can be submitted to him for review.
  • EMS services needing PCI time data of STEMIs transported from CVMC to a tertiary facility can contact me or Dr. Blum.
  • Siren (old version) will no longer accept new incidents after March 30th.  All services must have transitioned to Siren Elite by then.
  • EMS Conference this year will be in Burlington area in November.  Further information about the date will be coming out in the next sixty days.
  • EMS Rules proposed have been posted and scheduled for public comment.  Please see the links below for an annotated and clean versions.
  • EMS office plans to post a Full I/C course (non-bridge) for some time in March or April.  Please contact Scott if you have individuals that you want considered.  Priority will be given to those that have taught in District Six in the past few years.
  • EMS office is taking a stronger stance and looking at I/C participation in courses.  The expectation is that designated I/Cs will be present and participating in a majority of their courses.  They reported that there was a few concerns this year surrounding this issue.  Fortunately, our District Six Training Policy already addresses this.  And our requirements for I/Cs far exceeds any of their concerns.


 EMS Rules – annotated:

http://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017/01/ADM_Comment_EMS_Rule_Annotated.pdf

 EMS Rules – Clean version:
http://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017/01/ADM_Comment_EMS_Rule_Clean.pdf

Scott Bagg
Training Coordinator
EMS District Six