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EMS, Fire, Ambulance Transport, Rescue Squads, Special Ops, and other Emergency Services organizations can all benefit from this site & its resources.

In addition to the free articles (on the right), the resources, and special Chief/Director only material, we offer web-based software that improves organizational communication, online shift scheduling, requirement accountability, fleet management, and equipment tracking.

Designed for agencies that can benefit from an "always available from anywhere" online solution for managing personnel via a flexible and intuitive Internet application.

.: Web Based - No Software to Install
.: Intuitive Interface
.: Personnel Management
.: Organizational Communication
.: Scheduling, Anywhere, Anytime
.: Reporting & Analysis
.: Modular Components
.: No Software to Maintain or Upgrade
.: Scaleable Architecture

Access your agency from the office, home or on the rig - all you need is a computer with an Internet connection.

With Modular Components, Scalability is a Snap.
Whether you want to add on one of the standard modules or a custom component, CTSC EMS & Fire Software allows you to solve your business needs. Specifically, EMS & Fire Software enables you to:
.: Manage your agency, crews, & fleet from anywhere.
.: Scale your exisiting infrastructure
.: Empower your personnel and members
.: Access information and reports instantly

Imagine the time you will save yourself and your organization a year from now after using a software package designed by Emergency Service professionals for their own operations. Free yourself from paperwork!






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Health Care Proxy Card


October 12, 2010 | Dave | Trackback


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I am requesting that you ( yes you reading this) download the following form and complete them for yourself. Have your family members do the same.

Health Care Proxy and File of Life

EMS providers make some of the worst patients (myself included).  We all get sick, and accidents happen. Save yourself or your family unnecessary stress by having pertinent information available for your colleagues.

Recently Steve showed me his HANYS Health Care Proxy Wallet Card.  I encourage you and your significant other to complete one, and carry yours and a copy of your paramour’s as well.

We added the Health Care Proxy Card to our Resources Page with the updated File of Life sheets.

Complete them now, and put them in your purse/wallet/planner today.

Related:
File of Life
Five Wishes and their Advanced Directive Agent (read only) Form.

Wish 1: The Person I Want to Make Care Decisions for Me When I Can’t
Wish 2: The Kind of Medical Treatment I Want or Don’t Want
Wish 3: How Comfortable I Want to Be
Wish 4: How I Want People to Treat Me
Wish 5: What I Want My Loved Ones to Know


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To protect Emergency Service workers from the inherent risks of roadway work, enforcement, and rescue, the New York State Senate enacted the “Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act” in August of this year. This legislation, which takes effect January 1, 2011, requires

every operator of a motor vehicle to exercise due care to avoid colliding with an authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of a highway.


The law was named after New York State Trooper Robert Ambrose and Onondaga County Deputy Sheriff Glenn Searles, both of whom were killed in collisions along the roadway.

The law enforcement community has supported the adoption of this legislation for many years and is particularly relevant in light of the increase in the number of distractions (GPS, mobile devices with texting and email, in car movies, etc).

Prior to the adoption of the Move Over Act, NY regulations required every driver to reduce their speed when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle as described in Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) Section 1180(e):

drive at an appropriate reduced speed when … approaching and passing by an emergency situation involving any authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on a highway and which is displaying one or more red or combination red, white, and/or blue lights


This new legislation hopefully will put a safer distance with the required reduction in speed.

The new VTL Section 1144(a):

Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with an authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of such highway and such authorized emergency vehicle is displaying one or more red or combination red and white lights… For operators of motor vehicles on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care shall include, but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is immediately adjacent to the shoulder where such authorized emergency vehicle displaying one or more red or combination red and white lights…


Move Over America is a national campaign to educate Americans about the “Move Over” laws. New York State is one of the last three states in the country to enact this safety legislation. Sadly,

As of July, New York state had the most officers struck and killed across all years – 110.


Draw your own conclusion and drive safely!




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