James Shellock

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a wonderful young man and an integral part of the Emergency Ambulance Service Family, who lost his life in a tragic accident. James Shellock was liked by everyone he interacted with. A young EMT with a bright future that was cut short way too soon. He was thoughtful, compassionate and we received a great deal of praise from his patients. The members of our community that he treated while on duty at EAS report that James always went the extra mile to assure they were comfortable and well taken care of. His Coworkers were very fond of James stating that he was always in good spirits and a positive force in the workplace. James was dedicated to helping others. James, You will be missed. Emergency Ambulance Service would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends. From our family to yours, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Attached is a link for a go fund me that has been established in memory of James.



Open Enrollment

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to start out by wishing you and your family members all a happy holiday season.
As we approach the end of the year and open enrollment, I would like to remind everyone that this is the time to make any changes to Health/Dental/Vision benefits. All changes must be submitted to Omri prior to 12/28/2018 in order to make the deadline and to ensure timely processing. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns you would like to address regarding benefits.

In addition, I have received quite a few questions regarding UNUM. I have already been in contact with them and we will be holding an open enrollment for changes around February. I will provide more details in January when all is set.

Finally, I would like to notify you all that this year our health insurance premiums did rise sharply. After careful deliberation and discussions with the ownership, they have decided that EAS will cover the entire increase in 2019. I personally would like to inform you that they have repeatedly done so since I have been in this position. All employee contributions have not increased since 2014.
As you are aware the Health Insurance market has been very tumultuous due to legislation. I am extremely thankful to the owners for continuously covering all the premium increases. EAS employees today contribute the exact same amount towards their benefits as they did in 2014 despite the exploding cost of providing these benefits to you.

2015 BLS Protocol Update

All staff, In compliace with NYS DOH and their new protocol update, all staff that hold a certification of any level must complete this update. The first part of the update is a required participation in a webinar and online quiz. Please login to crew scheduler to view the attachment sent to you with the information on the webinar and how to register. The skills participation dates are to be posted at a later date. If you are doing this update with another agency, please bring in your online certificate and signed off skills participation sheets for our records as is required. If you have any questions about this please contact the management team. You will find the attachment under your bulletins

> Employees may click on the link below to watch the download copy of the webinar video in place of the live webinar due to all current live sessions being full.
*** Note watch the entirity of the video and review downloadable PDF files PRIOR to taking the online quiz the questions on the quiz are on all handouts and videos***

> Downable file links below \/

> Use the link below to Register with NYS EMS to take quiz. When web page is loaded click on the register button on bottom left. Fill in correct information and click on register once again.

> Once register you will receive an email with the link to take the quiz with your Registration ID already filled in. Your registration ID will be unique to you and given in your email that you will receive from registering. At the bottom of this webpage there will be a section that says Action and Take Test with a green arrow next to it click on that link. At this point it will bring you to a sign in web page and your registration ID should be prefilled in the space provided and you will need to enter thte session password. The Session Password is universal and the same for everyone which is:
> Once signed in you will be brought to a web page that will confirm your information and you will have the option at this point to take the test. You will have 3 total attempts to take the test it is based on all protocol updates including spinal immobilization and hemorrhage control. The test is 25 questions in total and you can receive a high grade of 100% and must achieve a grade of 80% or better to pass. If you do not achieve 80%, you can repeat the process to tak the test up to 2 additional times. If you do not pass the test after your third attempt, you will need to watch the webinar again and attempt the test again.

> Once the quiz is completed please print out the results of the quiz that you have passed.
*** NOTE: NYS DOH EMS will email a CME certificate as well with every successful completed passing score for 3 hours of CORE CME that will be distributed by email at a later time in the month of September.

> Once webinar and quiz are completed you will need to take hands on skills.
> You will need to bring with you the print out of the successful completed quiz with a passing score and/or CME certificate granted by NYS DOH EMS to be allowed to take the skills exam.
> You will need to schedule a date and time with a certified NYS DOH EMS CIC or CLI to perform and grade the skills evaluation. \
***Note: At this time there is no official classes or dates from any of the local REMAC/REMSCO that will be providing the skills exam. EAS is currently working on eztablishing options for the psycomotor portion and will update all employees when information becomes available.