EMS and Disaster Medicine Training Sites

The EMS Medicine Fellowship is designed to provide the fellow(s) the opportunity to be
educated and trained in the clinical, operational, administrative, and oversight aspects of EMS
Medicine. In order to ensure a variety of important experiences the program incorporates outside
organizations into the clinical and didactic components of the curriculum.

SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Participate in coordination of delivery of regular formal didactics (resident, medical student, paramedic student)
  • Participate in active field supervision with the University Police Physician Response Team
  • Participate in mass gathering medical care
  • Participate in disaster planning and drills
  • Participate in wilderness and expedition medicine events
  • Participate in protocol review and education for EMS providers
  • Develop proficiency in delivery of contemporaneous EMS education
  • Develop proficiency in continuing quality improvement processes; including retrospective (casebased and system-based) and prospective methodology
  • Develop understanding of EMS system design
  • Develop understanding of EMS agency finance including coding, billing, municipal contracts, hospital contracts, and grant funding
  • Develop proficiency in EMS radio communication
  • Develop understanding of issues related to EMS provider health and wellness
  • Develop understanding of EMS agency human resources concerns

American Medical Response (AMR) Central New York

  • Participate in coordination of delivery of regular formal didactics
  • Participate in active field supervision with EMS shift supervisors
  • Participate as an advanced care provider during critical interfacility transports
  • Participate in protocol review and education for EMS providers
  • Develop proficiency in delivery of contemporaneous EMS education
  • Develop proficiency in continuing quality improvement processes; including retrospective (casebased and system-based) and prospective methodology
  • Develop understanding of EMS system design
  • Develop understanding of modifications/enhancements to agency operations based on benchmarking
  • Develop an understanding of EMS dispatching, dynamic deployment, and system status management
  • Develop understanding of EMS agency finance including coding, billing, municipal contracts, hospital contracts, and grant funding
  • Develop proficiency in EMS radio communication
  • Develop proficiency in Syracuse geography
  • Develop understanding of bariatric care in the field, specialized equipment, techniques, and transport concerns
  • Develop understanding of issues related to EMS provider health and wellness
  • Develop understanding of EMS agency human resources concerns

Mercy Flight Central

  • Become familiar with indications for scene air medical transport
  • Become familiar with indications for interfacility air medical transport
  • Become familiar with fixed and rotor wing aircraft
  • Identify the safety considerations when operating in and around an air ambulance
  • Review the patient management considerations involved in air medical transport
  • Participate in air medical field response
  • Participate in air medical interfacility transport

City of Syracuse Fire Department

  1. Familiarity with fire science and rescue terminology and definitions and a basic understanding of fire operations and the stages of fire attack and overhaul
  2. Familiarity with SCBA, PPE, rehab and physical hazards of firefighting, as well as the related physiological and psychiatric stresses
  3. Understanding of the impact of EMS operations on readiness for response to fire calls
  4. Understanding of rescue principles and tactics and fire-ground safety issues
  5. Basic understanding of the approach to HAZMAT and CBRNE
  6. Basic understanding of the unique challenges of, and approach to, airport rescue and fire operations
  7. Familiarity with command, control and accountability at the fire scene
  8. Basic understanding of public safety, fire prevention, fire investigation and community education roles

City of Syracuse Police Department

  1. Develop familiarity with basic law enforcement terminology and tactics relative to response to violent crime and terrorism
  2. Develop basic operational proficiency in TCCC and TECC
  3. Learn SWAT movement and tactics relative to officer safety, self and buddy rescue, and victim extrication
  4. Establish an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a SWAT team physician
  5. Understand basic ballistics and the pathological implications of trauma from different ordinances
  6. Familiarity with crime scene preservation practices
  7. Develop safe handling skills and show proficiency in “making safe” common firearm types

Didactic / Quality Improvement Sites

Onondaga County Emergency Management

  • Develop proficiency in continuing quality improvement processes; including retrospective (case-based and system-based) and prospective methodology at a county level
  • Develop understanding of EMS system design
  • Develop understanding of modifications/enhancements based on benchmarking
  • Develop proficiency in communication center CQI
  • Develop an understanding of disaster planning and response (with special focus on radiological disasters)

City of Oswego Fire Department

  • Develop proficiency in continuing quality improvement processes; including retrospective (case-based and system-based) and prospective methodology
  • Develop understanding of advanced special rescue techniques and situations, including water rescue (various types), dive rescue, and HAZMAT operations.

East Area Volunteer Emergency Services

  • Participate in protocol review and education for EMS providers
  • Develop proficiency in delivery of contemporaneous EMS education
  • Develop proficiency in continuing quality improvement processes; including retrospective (case-based and system-based) and prospective methodology
  • Develop understanding of modifications/enhancements to agency operations based on benchmarking

International EMS Sites

Ambulance Service of New South Wales (Australia)

  • Participate in advanced air medical retrieval operations
  • Participate in critical care transport from distant and austere environments
  • Develop proficiency in delivery advanced physician field procedures

St. Jude Hospital (St. Lucia)

  • Participate in protocol review and education for EMS providers
  • Develop needs analysis in a developing EMS system
  • Participate in critical care transport from distant and austere environments with limited resources
  • Review and update existing disaster plans for the national stadium
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