Oswego County Health Department

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Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

On May 12, 1983, the Oswego County Legislature, by resolution, gave the County of Oswego Department of Health the responsibility for coordinating and overseeing the development of emergency medical services. The Legislature wanted a comprehensive plan to be established which reflects service objectives and priorities based upon an assessment of the county's needs and an evaluation of services. By establishing the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC), the county gives emergency medical service providers an opportunity to participate in the planning and development of an emergency medical services program.

Philosophy

The Oswego County Health Department recognizes the importance of a comprehensive Emergency Medical Services Program, communications and planning, and is dedicated to promoting the highest possible state of health for the citizens of Oswego County. It is the responsibility of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council to establish and maintain excellence in emergency medical services.

Objectives

EMSAC shall establish a comprehensive plan which reflects service objectives and priorities based upon an assessment of county needs and evaluation of services, and provide emergency medical service providers an opportunity to participate in the planning and development of an emergency medical services program.

Membership

Appointments are made annually by the Chairman of the Legislature based upon the recommendations of the Legislature's Health Committee.

  • One representative from each of the private, volunteer, non-profit, and fire company ambulance services in Oswego County
  • One representative from the Oswego County Fire Advisory Board
  • One representative each from the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital and the Oswego Hospital

Standing Committees

  • Education/Planning/Training Committee
  • Communication Committee

Meetings

Regular meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday every other month (February, April, June, etc.) at the Oswego County Health Department, 70 Bunner Street, Oswego.

EMS-Coordinator

The EMS Coordinator is directly responsible to the Commissioner of Human Services, serving as an advisor to EMSAC and all standing committees. The coordinator is responsible for all operations, including program, personnel, budget, and priorities; serve as the primary spokesperson for EMSAC before public groups and the press; coordinate EMSAC activities with all pertinent Federal, State and County agencies and Fire and EMS.

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