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